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Cyber Attack Notice!

We are writing to inform you about a concerning incident involving a hacked email account (monika@gib.co.za) and potential phishing attempts. It has come to our attention that individuals within our organisation have received emails from a compromised account. Kindly see the email below.


The employee provided her personal WhatsApp number and continued the conversation on WhatsApp. The scammer instructed her to purchase iTunes Gift cards with the intent to retrieve the codes on the cards (the scammer can use the codes to purchase products or sell them for a lesser price.) The employee became suspicious of the instruction and reported it to their manager. Fortunately, the phishing attempt was unsuccessful.


The owner of the affected account has confirmed that their account was indeed hacked. We want to emphasize the seriousness of this situation and urge everyone to exercise caution to prevent any further harm. Please be advised that under no circumstances should you click on any links or provide any personal information in response to these emails.


To ensure your safety and protect our organisation from potential threats, we kindly request your assistance in taking the following precautions:


  1. Do not click on links or open attachments;

  2. If you receive an email from the compromised account or any similar suspicious emails, please report them to Lerato@signa.co.za / ian@signa.co.za / gene@signa.co.za;

  3. Never provide personal or sensitive information, such as login credentials, financial details, or passwords, in response to unsolicited emails;

  4. Verify sender's identity: Before responding to any email, carefully verify the sender's identity. Check the email address, display name, and any other details for any irregularities or suspicious elements.

Please remember to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately. By working together and staying informed, we can effectively protect ourselves and our organization from these cyber threats.


If you accessed the link or entered any of your account credentials after clicking on the link, we strongly recommend that these credentials be changed immediately and that this be notified to the IT team.


Thank you for your attention and cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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