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TransUnion Africa has announced the launch of a mobile credit reporting platform in Rwanda. Named "Menyesha", which means 'inform me' when translated, it offers consumers the ability to check their credit score in real time. Notably, Menyesha uses SMS and USSD given the low smartphone penetration in Rwanda.
In what is arguably South Africa's largest-ever data leak involving the personal records of 60,323,827 South Africans (alive or dead) being made available publicly online, more questions have been raised as it has also been revealed that 19% of the records in the dataset are those of children.
One of South Africa's largest credit bureaux, TransUnion, has issued a statement and sent an e-mail to some of its customers saying that "Your information is safe with us." This follows last week's large data leak in South Africa which saw 60,323,827 unique personal records with
Earlier on 18 October 2017, we published all the details we knew at the time regarding what we thought was South Africa's largest-ever data breach. This was after I had called Troy Hunt, the security consultant, researcher and founder of have i been pwned?, who had initially discovered and announced