Some of our readers have let us know that the Barbados Forum has been down for a while after a malicious hacking attack. While our friends are working hard to put everything back together, we have to point out that this type of attack is not unexpected – especially when Bajans “Tell it like it is.” Fortunately, Barbados Forum has managed to restore almost all the posts and only lost a couple of days worth. (Congratulations on a successful backup policy guys!)
Here at Barbados Free Press, we also experienced a fairly concentrated attack on the morning of January 30th with the trace-route pointing to a proxy server in Russia. This does not mean that the attack originated in Russia – only that a Russian server was used to conceal the true origin. In all likelihood, the attacks originated a little closer to home than Russia.
At Barbados Forum, and here at BFP, we are asking ourselves, “Who has the most to gain from preventing Bajans from discussing politics and social issues?”
Everyone on Barbados should be asking themselves the same question.