Tuesday, January 17, 2017

IP Range Blocked in Guyana

A Guyana telecommunication company, GTT, has been implicated in a large-scale spamming campaign and various cyber security related incidents. This prompted the IP ranges of GTT to be blocked by several U.S. financial institutions and payment services. This may cause financial challenges to citizens and business in Guyana, but once the cyber security matters are rectified the IP range could be released. This information is being supplied for your situational awareness.
  • Guyana is an English-speaking South American/Caribbean country located to the east of Venezuela.
  • Guyana Telephone and Telegraph, rebranded as GTT+ in late 2015, is controlled by Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN). GTT+’s mobile unit Cellink competes with Digicel Guyana for market share and both operate the GSM/GPRS networks.
  • Digicel openly criticized GTT in 2016 for operating a government monopoly and hinted at corruption...READ MORE
Publication Date: 10 January 2017
Handling Requirements: Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN
Attribution/Threat Actors: Caribbean black hat actors/UKN
Actor Type: Adversary capabilities have been assessed as Tier II
Potential Targets: PayPal; Bank of America and Google Pay
Past Reporting: Red Sky Alliance: DOC-3314

The full report may be viewed in the Red Sky Alliance as DOC-4598. 
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