Cyber security

Don’t share anything on internet without verification: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for filtering the harmful digital contents properly, urging the people not to share anything on internet or social media without verification.

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

How senior citizens can remain safe from cybercrimes

Here are some tips for senior citizens to stay safe and secure online, safeguard their privacy, and prevent them from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

Don’t share anything on internet without verification: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for filtering the harmful digital contents properly, urging the people not to share anything on internet or social media without verification.

August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019

Messaging app to protect Hong Kong protesters’ identities

Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will allow users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard Hong Kong protesters against monitoring by authorities, according to a person with direct knowledge of the effort.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

Cyber security readiness in banks

A recent survey titled “IT security of banks in Bangladesh: threats and preparedness” carried out by the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) paints a rather dismal picture of certain banks and their ability to combat cyber threats.

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

Bangladesh ranks 73 in global cyber security index

Bangladesh ranks 73 out of 100 nations in the global cyber security index measured by UK-based National Cyber Security Index (NCSI).

March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018

Threats of the unseen kind

A budding computer scientist pursuing a PhD at the McMaster University, Canada recently wrote a blog post on the increasing human capacity for self-destruction enabled by science. First, it was the atomic bomb created by physicists, then it was the nerve gas created by chemists, and now the neural networks created by cyber nerds that pump enormous power into artificial intelligence bots—bots that can take over our lives, manipulate our behaviour, and pretty much get us to do anything they please.

December 23, 2017
December 23, 2017

Russia’s bank says hackers targeted its SWIFT computers

Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Beware of hackers when choosing a password

The founder of the website HaveIBeenPwned.com publishes an impressive list of more than 300 million names and character strings that have been stolen in recent years.

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

Trump says discussed forming cyber security unit with Putin

US President Donald Trump says in a tweet that he discuss forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Ransomware attack affects 30 PCs in Bangladesh

Thirty computers were reportedly affected so far in Bangladesh by the global ransomware attack, which affected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday, says a non-government research organisation.