The National Insurance Board (NIBTT) in Trinidad and Tobago has been targeted by a ransomware attack that will impact its operations for the remainder of the year. As a result, all NIBTT offices will be closed from Wednesday to Friday while the company assesses the situation and works to protect its data integrity and technology hardware. The NIBTT has reported the incident to the Trinidad and Tobago Cyber Security Incident Response Team (TT-CSIRT), and they are working together to resolve the matter. The NIBTT did not disclose which ransomware group was behind the attack or whether a ransom had been issued. This incident follows similar attacks on other organizations in Trinidad and Tobago, including the justice department and the country’s largest supermarket chain. The Caribbean region as a whole has been targeted by ransomware attacks, with countries such as Bermuda, Martinique, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, and Costa Rica all facing similar threats. The latter incident prompted the U.S. to expand the Counter Ransomware Initiative to nearly 40 countries and the European Union.


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