The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) says that it strongly condemns the hacking of its website on Sunday by “some unscrupulous elements”.
The government-owned corporation’s website was hacked by a Moroccan-based hacker under the moniker of “J4r” on Sunday (17 August).
Acting CEO for the PIC, Matshepo More said in a statement that the hacked website is hosted externally “with a reputable internet service provider (ISP), and therefore this event had no impact on the PIC’s internal ICT systems”.
“We can confirm that no information that compromises the operations of the PIC has been acquired through this act.
“In an effort to curb such criminality, the PIC will open a criminal case with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to investigate this case further,” More said.
The PIC is a key driver for investment within the South African economy and is also responsible for managing funds acquired from public servants through the South African Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF).
It has more than R1.6 trillion under its management.