Andera Perez published an article on November 13, 2020, titled “Workers finally paid after cyber-attack”
Employees of the Port of Spain Regional Corporation were relieved after they recovered from a cyberattack. This cyber-attack resulted in an extreme delay in salary payment to their accounts.
Key points from this article:
- Due to the cyber attack, the payroll had to be processed manually which involved building a manual payment system from scratch.
- The hackers, REvil took responsibility for the shutdown
- Information on whether the affected information was returned or the ransom was paid, is unknown.
- Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Cyber and Social Media were responsible for the investigation.
Contributed by Siobhan Wilson from Jamaica. Siobhan is a member of our Women in InfoSec Caribbean (WISC) initiative on Discord. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.
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