Armscor adamant no classified info accessed in system hacking

The South African arms supplier confirmed the unauthorised access to the system yesterday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor) says after an investigation into a hacking of its servers it's established that no classified information was accessed.

The South African arms supplier confirmed the unauthorised access to the system yesterday.

The hack was reportedly part of anonymous "Op- Africa" campaign, launched in February, which targets African government websites to protest against corruption and internet censorship.

Eyewitness News has downloaded and accessed the hacked data, which includes supplier IDs, thousands of invoices and order numbers as well as their related costs.

The data documents Armscor's transactions and expenditure with suppliers over a three-year period.

The corporation's Luli Mzili says a team of their experts conducted an assessment of the extent of the unauthorised access to their network.

"We would like to reassure our stakeholders that there was no classified information was accessed."

She says measures are being put in place to prevent future breaches.