Robinson: Questions ‘Remain Unanswered’

January 16, 2024 | 6 Comments

“Bermuda was hit with a crippling cyberattack last September and the Government of Bermuda is yet to confirm with the public whether personal data was compromised,” Opposition Senator Dwayne Robinson said.

Senator Robinson said, “The One Bermuda Alliance has repeatedly called for the Government to give the people of Bermuda the answers they deserve. The last time we tried to seek a clear response, the Government Senate Leader stymied Opposition Senator Doug DeCouto citing order 65 [4] F of the Senate’s standing orders, which states that a question shall not seek information about any matter which is of its nature secret.

“I understand why the Government must keep the particulars of the investigation a secret. However, people have the right to know if their personal data was exposed. Are all Government services fully operational at this time? Has the cost of combatting the cyber attack exceeded the estimated $5 million listed in the Fiscal Responsibility’s panel report? Has there been a ransom paid, and if so, how much?

“These questions remain unanswered and should not affect the investigation in any way. The Premier stated in October that a parliamentary committee will be formed to investigate the attack; where is the progress on this? A parliamentary committee is not the method the One Bermuda Alliance agrees with but an inquiry of some sort needs to happen urgently.

“A statement from the Government assured Bermudians that a full inquiry will be made, and the findings will be made public. A welcomed pledge however without any concrete dates or movement on the parliamentary committee formation, it’s simply lip service.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    Senator Robinson. “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth.” – Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, A Few Good Men

    Truth: Government systems have been hacked for years, this hack was just the most obvious one. People have a right to full Government disclosure but do not expect to see it. Just remember, no one in Government at any level was fired. No overly paid outside security consultant was fired. The automatically electronically deposited paychecks will keep coming to everyone who failed us.

  2. TM says:

    As a taxpayer, I am still awaiting more answers on this and what they will be doing to tightening security. It just shows that we are investing in IT Cyber security with Government that is not up to standard. What are the private business doing that the government got wrong?

  3. My question to YOU, Mr.Robinson is: WHAT prevents/stops you from being closer to your own???

  4. Hilarious! says:

    “What are the private business doing that the government got wrong?”
    Well for starters, look whose portfolio has IT in it. (Hint: his name rhymes with hurt)

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