Opp calls on Govt to act quickly to prevent future cyber attacks

The opposition is calling on the government to act quickly to prevent future cyber-attacks  that could jeopardise the nation’s technological infrastructure.

The call comes in the wake of reports of a ransom-ware attack on the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which resulted in a $36 m loss.

In a statement today, spokesman on technology, Dr. Andre Haughton said this cyber attack is not an isolated incident, but part of a disturbing pattern affecting numerous government agencies over the past year.

He noted that the incidents are causing substantial financial losses and threatening national security.

Dr. Haughton suggested use of a comprehensive strategy to treat with these vulnerabilities.


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