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City of Johannesburg leaks personal bills online, threatens flaw finder with law

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A major security hole in the City of Johannesburg's online billing system has meant that customer invoices have been visible on the open web with a bit of simple parameter phishing. Change a digit in the URL for your bill, and someone else's appears. Including major corporations like the roads agency, SANRAL (which is R55 000 in arrears, apparently). Neighbouring Ekhuruleni had a similar problem too. Both problems were discovered by regular visitors at a local IT forum, and it's interesting to compare the two cities reactions. Ekhuruleni quietly and quickly fixed the problem, while Joburg has threatened legal action against the forumite — who tried to raise the issue with the city IT team several times before going public. Legal experts say there's a potential case for a class action."

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xapidytexuke (3027577) | about a year ago | (#44646035)

If you think Laura`s story is super..., three weeks ago father in law brought in $7486 working twenty hours a week from home and they're co-worker's sister-in-law`s neighbour did this for 5 months and got more than $7486 part time at There laptop. applie the advice from this address, > ---- WEP6.OM Go to website and click Home tab for more details.
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