WCPP continues to operate despite cybersecurity attack

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament (WCPP) experienced a cybersecurity attack overnight, rendering its ICT services inaccessible.

As cybersecurity is the single biggest threat in the world currently, the WCPP has invested heavily in cybersecurity measures, business continuity and disaster recovery plans. These plans have been activated and the matter reported to the South African Police Services and the State Security Agency.

To this end, the institution is currently in the process of recovering its systems from backups to a secure environment. As per the plans, this will be done systematically, and services will be restored in a phased approach.

No WCPP business will be affected and the sitting of the House scheduled for Thursday, 25 May 2023, will go ahead as planned.

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