Pretoria: The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development’s e-Maintenance website over the weekend.
Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development Nandi Mayathula-Khoza said the province acted swiftly to thwart hacking and as such, the department did not suffer any loss.
“We did not suffer any data loss. One file was corrupted and it has since been replaced. A detailed investigation has been launched and it will help shed a more accurate account of what led to this incident.”
The e-Maintenance system is the GPG’s online maintenance system designed to report, log and monitor maintenance defects at hospitals.
It enables any member of the public, and not just hospital staff, to log any maintenance issue via the maintenance reception at the facility, SMS, the website or on social media.
The technicians have, as a precautionary measure, removed the e-Maintenance website from the network. This means the entire maintenance function is down and the Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development’s artisans will not be able to receive reports on defects or order materials.
However, MEC Mayathula-Khoza said the impact on maintenance is low because there is minimal maintenance activity during the weekend.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS