By RASHAD ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter
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.”