Email accounts of compromised (Cayman Islands)

Cayman News Service published an article on April 22, 2016, about ‘Caymans emails being hacked and warns ICTA cyber team’.

The Cyber Incident Response Team Cayman (CIRT-KY ) announced today that it had been made aware of a cybersecurity breach – commonly known as a ‘hack’ – which has affected the security of the email addresses of ‘’ users.

CIRT-KY is the cyber-security arm of the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA), and its mission is to enhance the security and resilience of the Cayman Islands’ critical infrastructure and to maintain a cyber-environment that encourages efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy and protecting the perception and reputation of the jurisdiction.

  • Officials said that there had been a compromisation of ‘’ accounts.
  • Unauthorized access to the accounts by individuals seeking to divert sensitive information to other unauthorized personnel.
  • It was confirmed that the hackers used a sort of filter algorithm to route the critical data to a third party. Some of the filters were ‘account’, ‘payments’, ‘password’.
  • The ICTA believes it may be one of the following two options:
    1. via phishing emails
    2. or installing malicious computer program software on the individual machine
  • A public announced has been made to ‘’ account holders to log in to their accounts, and remove the filters applied, and also to change their password.



Contributed by: Daval Gregory from Jamaica. Daval is a member of the CCST Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about CCST (Caribbean Cyber Support Team) by visiting CCST is a collaborative group on the Discord platform for Caribbean people in IT, from beginners to experts.

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