The Bajan Reporter online magazine is reporting numerous failed hacking attempts aimed at logging into the system and taking over the website. Editor Ian Bourne (above) calmly wonders who would be trying to take down his website. Could it be friends of a certain government minister? Could it be friends of a certain entertainer?
For the last few weeks we too have been experiencing the same types of hacking attempts at the Barbados Free Press website and at our email addresses. There have also been some fairly sophisticated social engineering attempts that we won’t fully describe at this time.
Interestingly enough, we also see former Prime Minister Owen Arthur recently criticizing The Nation newspaper in a speech posted at YouTube.
All we can say is… elections are approaching, the stakes are high and right now it looks like it could go either way: DLP or BLP. We believe that the hacking attempts against The Bajan Reporter and Barbados Free Press are being done with a purpose in mind. Yup: elections are approaching.