Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales is today denying claims of a ransomware attack on TSTT.
Reports of the breach were made three days ago by Newsday tech journalist Mark Lyndersay, who wrote of it on his site, technewstt.com.
In that article, Lyndersay said, “According to FalconFeeds.IO, a cyber security firm that offers a Twitter feed reporting on breaches, tstt.co.tt and bmobile.co.tt were compromised, with a reported 6GB of customer lines, ID scans, gitlab projects and database dumps as part of the haul.”
Over the weekend, FalconFeeds.IO, a cyber security firm that offers an X (formerly Twitter) feed reporting on breaches, claimed tstt.co.tt and bmobile.co.tt were compromised by ransomware group Ransomexx.
However, in a brief interview today, Minister Gonzales said, “It is not true.”
He said that TSTT will issue a statement soon.
Lyndersay says the public is unaware of how serious Ransom Exx’s reported breach of Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago’s (TSTT) data is.
He added, “It is an issue of customer privacy and the customer’s right to know.”
With ransomware, if the ransom is not paid the data is released, he said.