Friday 10 December 2021
Dear sector colleagues,
Today the Chief Executive of the Department of Treasury and Finance informed me there had been a significant cyber-attack on Frontier Software Services, an external business partner responsible for SA Government payroll.
The Department of Treasury and Finance is urgently working with Frontier to determine the extent of the security breach. We do know that the private information of between 38,000 and 80,000 public service employees was released.
As a sector colleague, I wanted to assure you there is no evidence that your data or information has been compromised.
It is important to note:
- This security beach did not occur in SA Government systems, including those within DHS.
- Any payments/grants will continue as per normal dates and times.
I will update you if any relevant information becomes available.