Audit reveals that 4 million IP African addresses were stolen in one of the biggest internet heists in history

January 28, 2021

Companies like Woolworths and Nedbank were also hit by the 2016 attack.


In 2016, the world experienced its biggest internet heist in African history. Now, an audit to determine the extent of the attack has finally been completed and it reveals shocking details. About 4 million African IP addresses have been stolen as a result of the attack. The African Network Information Centre was responsible for creating the audit. The stolen IP addresses were used online for malicious purposes, like IP theft. The total value of the hack amounts to about R58 million. Major companies like Woolworths and Nedbank also had some of their internal IP addresses compromised, the audit shows.