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Smart cybersecurity for a smarter nation

To successfully construct a truly smart nation, governments must prioritise smart cybersecurity as a cornerstone of their digital transformation strategy.

Cybersecurity awareness month: A spotlight on emerging threats and strategies 

In the face of sophisticated cyber threats like phishing, ransomware, supply chain attacks, and complex attacks that are often targeted and live, organisations can no longer afford to handle cybersecurity without the support of a trusted vendor.

Cyber terror alert on August 15

In 2020, a cyber-criminal managed to take over the Twitter accounts of several high-profile individuals and companies, including Elon Musk, Joe Biden and Apple. The accounts were used to post a Bitcoin scam, promising followers they would receive double their money back if they sent Bitcoin to a specific address.

Data collection is a lethal weapon and it’s already breaching our privacy

It is almost impossible to untangle ourselves from the sticky mesh of the world wide web.

Over half of banks at high risk of cyber-attacks: BIBM

A high risk of cyber-attacks looms large over 36 per cent of banks in Bangladesh mainly due to a shortage of investment in strengthening security measures, skilled personnel and a lack of awareness among bankers and customers.

India witnessing heavy cyber attacks from Russia, US, China

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.

ABSENCE OF DATA SECURITY LAW / 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.

MAJOR CYBER ATTACKS / 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.

January 7, 2018
January 7, 2018

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.

May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

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.

May 13, 2017
May 13, 2017

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.

April 4, 2017
April 4, 2017

More evidence NKorea linked to Bangladesh Bank 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.

August 13, 2016
August 13, 2016

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.

June 5, 2016
June 5, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

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.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

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.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

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.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

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.

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