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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank reports security breach to members
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CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank reports security breach to members

The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank has suffered a security breach. The bank has reportedly sent out a general notice via postal  mail to account-holders informing them that their information may have been compromised and has put some high-risk individuals on alert in an effort to thwart any attempt to defraud them or others using the stolen information. Managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean Jamaica, Nigel Holness said Tuesday (March 19th 2013) that the perpetrators potentially copied cardholder's personal information. He said the origin of the breach was unknown, but said that it affects "cardholders beyond Jamaica". He did not disclose the name of the facility that had been breached. CIBC FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean bank offering fin...