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Cayman’s telecom regulator and Internet service providers are in talks to set up local Internet Exchange Points in the islands to reduce the impact of outages on the undersea cables that connect Cayman to the rest of the digital world.
Cayman’s telecom regulator now has the power to require phone and Internet companies to pay into a fund for universal service to ensure access for people and businesses in the Sister Islands and the eastern districts.
New regulatory changes make it illegal for companies and others to disclose when they receive a warrant to intercept telecommunications messages.
Difficulties regarding legal residency status with at least one senior executive at Cable & Wireless (Cayman Islands) Ltd. have led to a formal inquiry by Cayman’s telecommunications regulator, the agency announced late Wednesday.
Fines for phone, Internet and television providers in Cayman will increase from $25,000 to $500,000 for violating their licenses and telecom rules under new rules passed in a second reading at the Legislative Assembly on Sunday.
Hackers have taken advantage of the candw.ky email platform to steal sensitive information from some email accounts, authorities said.
Several Cayman businesses have been hit in the last few months by a “ransomware” virus scam.
Online scammers did their research on the Information and Communications Technology Authority, grabbing public information about the organization’s managing director and chief financial officer in an attempt to get the regulator to wire almost $40,000 to a bank account.
Proposed changes to Cayman’s telecom regulations would significantly increase fines for phone, Internet and television companies from $25,000 to $500,000 for violating rules or requirements in their licenses.
A new scam is making the rounds as a WhatsApp message trying to trick unsuspecting victims into clicking on a link offering free Internet access for smartphone users.
Tuesday’s phone and Internet outage, caused by a lightning strike that affected an underwater cable connecting Cayman to the digital world, has regulators with the Information and Communications Technology Authority worried about the country’s telecom infrastructure.
A lightning strike along one of the submarine cables that connects Cayman’s Internet to the rest of the world knocked out Internet service for many on Grand Cayman Tuesday evening.
Internet companies that fail to provide customers with the speed of service they are paying for could be investigated by regulators.
At least two Internet companies in the Cayman Islands are now preventing customers from streaming movies, television and other content not licensed for broadcasting in the Cayman Islands.