Technical glitch means no new licence applications on Wednesday at Korsten

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RNews – September 27, 2017

IMPACT: technicians could not connect the newly installed machines
IMPACT: no new applications for learner’s and driver’s licences including professional driving permits will be possible
REASON FOR NEW MACHINES: ensure that service delivery at our centres is improved and that long queues are a thing of the past

Months-old software bug was responsible for the devastating Equifax breach

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BGR – September 14, 2017

IMPACT: [a security breach of] the personal information of over 143 million Americans has… cost the company dearly…

IMPACT: [Equifax] lost nearly a third of its stock price and is currently facing what will be the largest class action lawsuit

ROOT CAUSE: a vulnerability in web server software that hadn’t been patched months after a fix was released
ROOT CAUSE: criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability. The vulnerability was Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638