Security Breach At GIS, NTN Studios – Hard Drives ‘Purposely Destroyed’

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A security breach has been reported at the Government Information Service (GIS) and National Television Network (NTN) studios at Hewanorra House, Pointe Seraphine.

Principal Information Officer(PIO), Davina Lee, said in a statement that the breach occurred some time between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

She disclosed that hard drives containing approximately 120 terabytes of data, including valuable historical footage of national importance, was ‘purposely destroyed.’

“Those drives were dismantled and a substance poured over them,” Lee explained.

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She said technical editing bays at the GIS were also ransacked and a DVR machine containing surveillance footage is missing.

“This matter is now in the hands of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and is under active investigation,” the PIO noted.

“If any member of the public has any information on this occurrence, please contact the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force,” she said.

Lee said programing from the GIS will continue as normal as the service continues to fulfil its mandate of information dissemination to the nation, which is of critical importance at this time.

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