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February 19, 2013
Hackers Spark Credit Card Chaos

Financial institutions in The Bahamas are scrambling to solve a major data breach at an international acquiring company that compromised thousands of credit cards. While details are still trickling in, Guardian Business can confirm that an entity located outside of the country was infiltrated.

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February 15, 2013
Bahamas among top 5 nations used by cyberattackers

The Bahamas is featured on a list of nations being used as a base of operation for cyberattackers.
According to report released on Wednesday, compiled by a global research team from Websence Inc., a global leader in Internet security, The Bahamas is ranked second among the top five countries in the world which host phishing sites. Phishing is an act of fraud in which persons fall victim to website...

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Microsoft warns Internet Explorer security gap
April 28, 2014
Microsoft warns Internet Explorer security gap

Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a link to a malicious website...

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May 02, 2013
BahamasLocal Holds Meetings in Washington

During the past week, BahamasLocal.com visited Washington, D.C. and weighed in on international Internet policies. Jason McDowall, CEO of BahamasLocal.com, personally met with U.S. congressmen and lawmakers. He is also the Executive Council Member representing The...

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Inform Yourself To Avoid Cyber Scams
September 18, 2012
Inform Yourself To Avoid Cyber Scams

The Internet makes it easier to accomplish many things - banking, research, travel and shopping are all at our virtual fingertips.

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September 25, 2012
Won The Lottery Think Twice

The Internet makes it easier to accomplish many things - banking, research, travel and shopping are all at our virtual fingertips.

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November 02, 2011
Hackers hit chemical companies

Security firm: Hackers hit chemical companies

BEIJING -- Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive Internet crime linked to this country.

The targets included 29 chemical companies and 19 others that make advanced materials ...

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June 08, 2012
Bethel: Risk of online crime 'enormous'

"Woefully outdated" trademark laws and insufficient safeguards in the online world could place major players in the corporate world at risk, according to a top information technology (IT) lawyer.
Rowena Bethel, a former advisor to the Ministry of Finance, is also an authority on e-commerce, information technology and telecommunications law and policy. She said crime perpetrated over the Internet ...

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June 19, 2012
Report: Interest in privacy rights low

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is ramping up its campaign to help organizations protect their information, although interest remains low among Bahamians.
According to its 2011 annual report, public service announcements, social media and conferences throughout the country are being used to deliver the commissioner's message.
The mandate of the office, located in the Ministry of Fin...

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April 22, 2014
CIBC FirstCaribbean launches 'Talk to me Tuesdays' initiative

CIBC FirstCaribbean has embarked upon a new initiative - "Talk to Me Tuesdays!" - which will see its branch managers, sales staff and customer service representatives engaging with customers who visit its banking halls in a highly interactive and personalized manner.
Talk to Me Tuesdays!, which will occur at branches every Tuesday of the month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. until the end of the year, ...

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