Govt issues alert over cyber attack centring Aug 15

The government has issued an alert as a hacker’s group threats to attack on cyber system of the country likely August 15.Computer incident response team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) of Bangladesh Computer Council under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division issued the alert on Friday.BGD e-GOV CIRT asked all critical information infrastructures, banks, financial institutions, health care and all government and non-government agencies to remain alert about possible cyber attack.On July 31, a hacker group threatened that a ‘storm of cyber attack’ will be happened in cyber system of Bangladesh on August 15, said a press release issued by BGD e-GOV CIRT.The press release said the hacker group introduced themselves as ‘Hacktivist’ and targeted Bangladesh and Pakistan for the attack.

BGD e-GOV CIRT said their recent research has identified several hacker groups influenced by the same ideology who have been conducting regular cyber attacks on various organizations in Bangladesh.

It was seen in a screen shot attached in the press release that those who threatened for the cyber attack claimed themselves as members of Indian hacker group.

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