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Bahamas: Ministry Of Tourism Hit By Computer Virus

TOURISM Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar is calling for computer security at the Ministry of Tourism to be beefed up following the discovery of a virus on a ministry server on Tuesday.

Mr D’Aguilar confirmed the existence of the virus to reporters yesterday, saying the agency’s information technology (IT) department is “working assiduously” to correct the matter.

He also stressed the importance of government agencies not becoming “complacent” regarding cyber security.

When asked to respond to rumours that there was a hacking at his ministry, Mr D’Aguilar said a virus was found.

“Yesterday we found a virus on our server that began to corrupt some files,” he said. “The servers were shut down immediately and we think that we can repair the damage that’s been done, but we’re still assessing. I certainly use the server for my email and I haven’t had a problem.

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