cyber crime

Five held over fake FB pages

Rapid Action Battalion yesterday detained five people on charges of spreading propaganda and committing fraud by creating fake accounts on social media using names of several political leaders, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Bangladesh Bank heist: CID fails to file probe report for the 64th time

A Dhaka court today again asked Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit probe report by August 17, 2022 in Bangladesh Bank cyber heist case.

January 18, 2019
January 18, 2019

Five held over fake FB pages

Rapid Action Battalion yesterday detained five people on charges of spreading propaganda and committing fraud by creating fake accounts on social media using names of several political leaders, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

January 11, 2019
January 11, 2019

BB Heist: First conviction, after 3 years

A court in the Philippines yesterday convicted a former branch manager at Manila-based Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) of money laundering, in the first conviction over the Bangladesh Bank reserves heist in which $81 million was stolen nearly three years ago.

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.

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.

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

24/7 watch on online activity in Bangladesh

The government plans to shell out Tk 150.51 crore for a project to tackle growing cyber threats by monitoring people's online and social media activities round-the-clock.

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

Microsoft tells UN more can be done to combat digital terror

Microsoft told the United Nations yesterday that technology companies can do more to combat digital terror, but warned there was no single solution to prevent terrorists from using the web.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

25 'worst passwords' to use

In today’s digital age, almost everyone has an online presence and with that comes the inevitable struggle for a good password to protect that data.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

NY Fed feared cyber attacks before BB heist

In the years leading up to hackers stealing $81 million from a Bangladesh central bank account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, senior Fed security officials examined the risk of such an attack - but judged the prospect unlikely, bank sources said.