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Officials Not Worried Over Reported Hack Of Cca Servers

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

FOLLOWING reports of a hack into China Construction America’s servers, a top Baha Mar representative said yesterday that officials are not worried that unflattering information will be released to the public.

CCA is the mega resort’s general contractor.

According to an article on the website Techcrunch.com, an American hacker allegedly gained access to material stolen by another hacker showing that CCA was a victim of a hack.

The report said CCA paid 24 bitcoins, digital currency which is the equivalent of $17,500, on November 27 “to decrypt some 60 servers infected with the same ransomware, after successfully haggling the hacker down from his original demand of 40 bitcoins”.

Some have expressed concern that in hacking CCA’s servers, confidential correspondence involving the Bahamas government and Baha Mar may have been compromised.

However, a top-ranking Baha Mar official, who wished to remain anonymous, said yesterday that Baha Mar executives are not concerned.

“We are not aware that the systems really were hacked and neither are our computer persons,” the source said. “It has nothing to do with The Bahamas and we are not aware that anything has been compromised and we’re not concerned.”

Comments

sealice 3 years, 1 month ago

we're not concerned we wanna find the hacker and read the info - it's sure to prove everything Sarkis has claimed as well as a host of other people that got screwed over royally by the PLP and Chingrats....

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Alex_Charles 3 years, 1 month ago

while I am against data breaches.... if this reveals what we all already suspect then I am all for it.

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Islandboy242242 3 years, 1 month ago

Ransomware is rampant all over. With some instances they may be targeted, but for the most part this has become a career for hackers. Encrypt your data and hold it ransom, your computer will work fine but you stare at garbled files all day. I don't think most ever read the info, they just want some $$ from you to unlock it, or you better have some good backups.

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Islandboy242242 3 years, 1 month ago

BTW, if you pay the ransom you better beef up and backup immediately after. These guys are so slick they might just include a hidden time bomb in the decryption key. And once you pay they know you'll probably pay again so you become an attractive target. $18K is a lot more than I've heard in run of the mill instances worldwide.

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