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Cyber security worsening in Caribbean Region.

America & Caribbean Security News.- Caribbean cyber crime.

America & Caribbean Security News.- Caribbean cyber crime.

Most Caribbean Governments and companies have yet to take seriously the threat posed by cyber attack. This is despite signs that the region is not immune to the actions of those who use the internet to breach national security, undertake criminal activity or behave maliciously.

Just a matter of weeks ago Lime Barbados’ broadband network came under a denial of service attack. Typically in such an intrusion the attacker tries to prevent legitimate users from accessing or utilising a particular service by launching a flood of traffic from multiple points in a manner that slows speeds or brings a system down.

According to the company, large numbers of customers experienced degradation in their broadband service as a result of the attack on the company’s internet infrastructure from an external source.

There are also other recent examples. According to the informative and thought provoking Caribbean web blog, ICT Pulse, which discusses topical ICT issues from a Caribbean perspective, a presenter at last year’s Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, suggested that hacktivists had breached the websites of several Chambers of Commerce in the region; that the systems of almost all banks in the region had been hacked, and many of them more than once; and a major Caribbean airline had also come under attack.

In a further example, a local Dominican Republic activist group recently deprived newspaper readers of access to one of the country’s leading newspapers for some hours, apparently in pursuit of anti-capitalist aims. There are also unconfirmed reports that the Trinidad and St Maarten governments systems have been compromised and confidential documents and emails stolen and leaked. GO TO SOURCE HERE