The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is calling on companies who experienced a cyberattack to make it their duty to inform affected customers.
The chamber made the call yesterday, even as the Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT) was still probing the October 9 cyberattack that led to a data dump of its information on the dark web.
Initially, TSTT had said there was no compromise of customer data, although it had not corroborated information in the public domain purported to be customer information. Last Friday, however, it admitted that 6GB, or less than one per cent of the petabytes of the company’s data, was accessed.
In a statement yesterday, the T&T Chamber said events of this nature are expected to become even more commonplace and companies need to protect themselves from these attacks with the relevant software tools.
“It is an unfortunate reality that this will continue to be a part of our daily lives, but firms that experience a breach of security in this manner, must be made to inform those that can be affected by such an incident by the sharing of their data of the possibility of the extended effect,” the business group explained.