Union calls for TSTT CEO sacking

Union calls for TSTT CEO sacking

Trinidad and Tobago’s Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) called for the sacking of key executives including the CEO of Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT), accusing them of potentially hindering investigation of a major cyber attack last month. 

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reported, CWU Secretary-General Clyde Elder called for Public Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales to fire TSTT CEO Lisa Agard and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Shiva Ramnarine, before a major investigation into the hacking goes ahead.

Speaking to the newspaper, Elder said: “Remove them from office, because they will interfere with the investigation if they are there because if there is anything that comes back to them or points back to them, they will try their best to get rid of it.

“Investigations in this country does take forever and a day, so are we as citizens prepared to say let’s wait until the investigation finish? I am certainly not prepared to wait as the secretary general of CWU. I’m not prepared to wait until that investigation finish at all. Yes investigate, no problem.”

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley also saw his personal information compromised in the attack, including his address, passport number and date of birth. Elder argued if the second highest office in the country was compromised, government intervention is justified and that “some heads will roll”. 

Elder went on to claim TSTT were hacked previously but did not shore up defences to prevent another attack, which has led to this major breach.

Gonzales ordered TSTT’s chairman to carry out an independent investigation into the cyberattack which resulted in 6GB of customer data being uploaded onto the dark web 13,000 times. 

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