SBS website statement, July 18, 2011

Over the last 2 days, the SBS website has been the victim of a hacking attack.

This is the first time that the SBS site has suffered any sort of attack, however unfortunately, this is a common occurrence for many websites and organisations around the world.

While SBS has comprehensive safety measures in place across the site, this source has been able to enter the site on this occasion and has inserted a link to a third party ‘malware site’.

Users who may have inadvertently visited this third party malware site could then have had their machines infected with a virus depending on their security settings. SBS recommends that any site users who may be concerned about infection run a full security scan.

SBS would like to apologise to any of our site users who may have been affected by a virus.

Our digital team has been working throughout the weekend to rectify the problem and have now resolved the problem. Investigations are ongoing regarding how this issue occurred and what steps can be taken to ensure it does not happen again.

We will continue to keep you updated.

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