Registered with Viewfines? Check your email here

Registered with Viewfines? Check your email here

Motorists who have registered with should check if their data has been compromised after a massive leak.


The online traffic fine paying platform has temporarily shut down its website after more than 934 000 records were leaked online.


This includes around 778 000 unique email addresses, believed to belong to motorists who registered with Viewfines.

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On Thursday, Viewfines administrator Stephen Birkholtz was unable to confirm to Jacaranda FM News that they were in fact the source of the breach.


But by Friday, the website was offline with a disclaimer reading: "Due to a data breach kindly note that the system is currently offline to implement further security protocols."

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Birkholtz explained the website was switched off until all the "security issues had been resolved".


"We are still busy investigating at the moment, but it does look like it is from Viewfines," Birkholtz admitted.


He was unable to confirm how the information was leaked.

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The compromised information also includes ID-and contact numbers, as well as names and passwords.


Birkholtz says they have changed the passwords in the meantime and stored them in a encrypted file.


But owner of iAfrika, Tefo Mohapi, who exposed the breach, said once a database was published online, the "horse has bolted" as it becomes impossible to know who accessed it.

Mohapi worked with Australian web security expert Troy Hunt, who also exposed the 'Masterdeeds' leak - the biggest in South Africa's history.


You can check whether your personal information was compromised on his website:

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