JOHANNESBURG – Stefanutti Stocks Holdings uncovered a cyberattack on its IT systems in the early hours of Monday, August 31, the company said in a communique to stakeholders on Tuesday.
The construction engineering company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) said external IT forensic experts had been engaged to work with Stefanutti Stocks’ experts to investigate the incident.
“As a result, all IT systems have been shut down in order to remediate. This will cause a temporary disruption to certain central administrative functions. Notwithstanding this, site operations will continue unaffected.
“Stefanutti Stocks reassures its stakeholders that it takes any threat to its IT systems extremely seriously and that the incident is being fully investigated,” the company said.
Stefanutti Stocks said it would report the attack to the relevant enforcement agencies and any material developments would be communicated. The company did not reveal any costs associated with the cyberattack.