Pakistan has adopted a much-criticised cyber security law that grants sweeping powers to regulators to block private information they deem illegal. The National Assembly approves the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 after the Senate had unanimously adopted it last month.
Alarmed by the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February, one of the world's biggest ever cyber heists, cybersecurity is among the top concerns discussed at Singapore's annual Shangri-La Dialogue Asian security summit. For the first time, the conference allots one of its six special sessions to cybersecurity.
A global mobile phone giant finds that 49 percent of school students in Bangladesh are victims of cyber bullying in a way or the other, revealing that young people are increasingly becoming vulnerable to such harassment.