Virus Turns the Lights out In South Africa

Virus Turns the Lights out In South Africa
Virus Turns the Lights out In South Africa

A virus has hit a website belonging to Johannesburg’s electricity supplier, City Power, meaning people can’t buy electricity – leaving hundreds of customers in the dark.

City Power said that the virus encrypted its entire database and network.

The company warned residents on social media that customers won’t be able to access the
website, buy electricity or upload invoices until all affected applications have been rebuilt. The ransom ware virus prevents users from accessing the system, and demands a payment in order to regain access.

Johannesburg is already prone to power cuts and the current cold weather has been putting the power supplies under strain, says the state-owned power utility Eskom.


Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.


Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.

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