Telkom Mobile Forced to Reveal User Details

Telkom Mobile Forced to Reveal User Details

European low-cost airline Ryanair has obtained an urgent court order in the High Court in Pretoria forcing Telkom Mobile 8ta to help trace someone they accuse of harming their reputation on the internet.

Judge Francis Legodi ordered Telkom on Tuesday to furnish the Irish airline with all information in its possession which identified or would help Ryanair to identify an internet user with the pseudonym “always flying” and an IP address in South Africa.

Ryanair also appointed the specialist consultancy company, Word to the Wise, to analyse the information received, and the company was able to identify from which IP addresses the posts were made.

The addresses included two Irish companies, British Telecom in the United Kingdom and 8ta in South Africa.

The investigation revealed that the user “always flying” had made 20 posts about Ryanair on the website.

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