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  • India witnessing heavy cyber attacks

    India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cyber-security company.

  • Telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar

    ICT sector fails to attract investment: minister

    Bangladesh is failing to attract foreign investment, particularly from European countries, because of a lack of policies and regulations to ensure data security, ICT and Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said yesterday.

  • UK, Australia blame Russia

    Britain and Australia yesterday blamed Russia's military intelligence service for some of the biggest cyber attacks of recent years -- including one on the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

  • British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

    British Airways is forced to apologise after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app.

  • Cyber security

    Malaysia’s central bank foils unauthorised fund transfer attempts

    Malaysia’s central bank says it detected and foiled an attempted cyber attack and efforts to transfer funds without authorisation using falsified SWIFT messages.

  • 9 DIGs transferred

    New police unit to check cyber crime

    Social media users may have to be more cautious about making “unlawful” public remarks and sharing contentious items as it would soon be only a matter of hours for police to trace their origins with the help of special software.

  • Cyberattack: Researcher finds 'kill switch' for ransomeware

    A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware -- for now -- that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally.

  • Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc

    Cyber security experts rush to restore systems after an unprecedented global wave of cyberattacks that strike targets ranging from Russia's banks to British hospitals and a French carmaker's factories.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    More evidence NKorea linked to BB cyber heist: Kaspersky Lab

    Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab says it has obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year's $81 million cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • Pakistan passes controversial cyber-crime law

    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.

  • Spooked by Bangladesh heist, Asian security summit works on cybersecurity

    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.

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    SWIFT to unveil new security plan after BB heist

    The SWIFT secure messaging service that underpins international banking says it is planning to launch a new security programme as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    Bangladesh Bank heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter

    More than three months have passed since $81 million was stolen in a brazen cyber-heist from Bangladesh's central bank and sent to Manila - yet authorities in the Philippines appear no closer to nabbing those who laundered most of the money through a bank and casinos.

  • Digital noose to be tightened further

    Anyone spreading negative propaganda against the Liberation War or the Father of the Nation, using digital devices, will risk being sentenced to life in prison, according to the draft of a new law. The draft of Digital Security Act-2016 also stipulates two-year imprisonment for "deliberately" defaming someone or hurting anyone's religious sentiment by publishing or broadcasting something through digital devices.

  • Cyber attackers target US presidential campaigns: official

    Cyber attackers are targeting the campaigns of Democratic and Republican presidential contenders, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.

  • Bangladesh Bank

    Dhaka bank sent 3 urgent messages

    Three messages sent by the Bangladeshi central bank to the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) on the morning of February 9, alerting the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution to the dubious provenance of the $81 million that was later revealed to be the largest money laundering caper in Philippine history.

  • Reducing cyber risk of banks

    Guidelines on Internal Control & Compliance for Banks were issued by the central bank on March 8, 2016, which recommended the commercial banks to take insurance as a risk mitigation measure. Such insurances are not over-the-counter products, and must be customised as per each bank's unique exposures.

  • BB's Achilles' heel

    Cyber thieves might have found it easier to break into the Bangladesh Bank system after its local area network (LAN) was connected with its SWIFT operation, according to central bankers and investigators.

  • Confusion, panic order of the day

    Confusion and panic was the order of the day at the Bangladesh Bank yesterday, a day after its governor Atiur Rahman stepped down and two deputy governors were removed hastily amid strong criticism over the central bank's handling of the $101 million cyber theft.

  • BB installing monitoring software

    To stop any further hacking of its network, Bangladesh Bank is installing monitoring software on all its computers that would instantly

  • ‘49% Bangladeshi school pupils face cyberbullying’

    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.

  • Ban on Facebook to be lifted soon: Palak

    State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak today said that the ban imposed on Facebook on security grounds would be lifted very soon for ensuring access to those who use the social networking site.

  • Teenagers feel helpless to cyber-crime: Study

    About 70 percent of the high school students using internet facility in Bangladesh say they feel helpless in face of cyber-crimes, a study reveals.

  • NSA warns of state cyber-attack risk

    The deputy director of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Richard Ledgett, warns of the increasing danger of destructive cyber attacks by states.

  • Apple hit by cyber attack in China

    Apple says it is taking steps to remove a malicious program found in a number of applications used by owners of iPhones and iPads in China.