Security Threat Advisories
28 April 2016
Notice of Fraudulent E-mail
It has been brought to the Authority’s attention that an email with the subject: Circular No.: 2016/088, purporting to come from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, is being circulated.
The email is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a valid CIMA email address, and the communication is not from CIMA.
Recipients should not click on any links within the email. The attached zip file in the email potentially contains a virus which could infect exposed systems.
6 May 2016
Business Email Compromise (“BEC”) Schemes
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (the “Authority”)
wishes to alert Financial Service Providers to an increasing trend in
cybercrime activity, in particular BEC Schemes in its endeavour to reduce the
possibility of financial services businesses being used for such crimes.
25 May 2016
Earlier this year, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority reminded the financial services industry that Licensees should remain focused on their organization’s data security, given the persistence of threats as cybersecurity issues continue to rise globally. Over recent months the vulnerability of entities operating in International Financial Centers, such as the Cayman Islands, has been heightened, as has the consequences of security breaches.