Johannesburg, 14 March 2021 – PPS’s security experts have confirmed that the company has fallen victim to a malicious cyber-attack. An independent forensic investigation into system disruptions since 9 March 2021 currently shows no evidence that any data has been compromised. Our IT experts are now focused on restoring full functionality.
There are a number of alternative processes already in place as an interim measure to minimise the impact to clients. PPS regrets the delays some members are currently experiencing.
The security of our systems and data is our foremost priority.
PPS boasts in excess of 150 000 members who enjoy access to a comprehensive suite of financial and healthcare products that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of graduate professionals.
PPS is the largest South African company of its kind, exclusively for graduate professionals, that still embraces an ethos of mutuality, which means that it exists solely for the benefit of its members. Thus, PPS members with qualifying products from PPS Insurance, PPS Investments, PPS Short-Term Insurance and Profmed share in the profits of PPS Insurance, PPS Investments, PPS Short-Term Insurance and PPS Healthcare Administrators via annual allocations to the unique PPS Profit-Share Account.
PPS membership provides access to the following tried, tested and trusted products and services: PPS Life Insurance, PPS Short-Term Insurance, PPS Financial Advisory, PPS Investments and Profmed Medical Scheme. Visit www.pps.co.za for more information.
PPS is a Licensed Insurer and Financial Services Provider.
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