Over 70% of Government websites in the US Virgin Islands vulnerable

by | Feb 23, 2018 | Bocaítos | Comments

State of the Territory has looked at the agency websites of the United States Virgin Islands, and has found a troubling pattern: more than two-thirds are vulnerable to web attacks, even those that handle sensitive information from the public.

A thorough analysis by State of the Territory revealed that 72 percent of government agencies in the U.S. Virgin Islands are vulnerable to hackers and other malicious attempts on the web.

Overlooked security protocols by the government can potentially expose thousands of residents and visitors to identity theft, credit card fraud and other malicious online attacks if exploited.