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Palak: Forces from abroad carried out cyber attacks on Surokkha app

  • Published at 10:12 pm August 12th, 2021
File photo: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak from the meeting room of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs via video conference at the inaugural ceremony of a computer training course under a neurodevelopmental disorders project on Sunday, January 27, 2019 Courtesy

Concerted effort is needed to ensure cyber security, says the state minister  

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said that cyber attacks were carried out on the Surokkha app from outside the country.

He said: “A group has been carrying out cyber attacks on the country. They tried to shut down the Surokkha app but our expert manpower handled it well."

Palak said that ensuring cyber security was not possible for a single individual or organization. "This requires a concerted effort," he added.

The state minister made the remarks at a cyber security Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, reads a press release.

The MoU was signed between the Digital Security Agency, Bangladesh Computer Council and the Cyber Warfare and Information Technology Directorate under the Bangladesh Air Force for mutual cooperation in cyber security.

Also Read - MoU signed on cyber security

Palak said: “Twenty-seven important information infrastructures like Bangladesh Bank, NID and Passport have been identified. The ICT department is working to protect these infrastructures.”

Digital Security Agency Director (Administration and Finance) Md Abdus Sattar Sarkar, Bangladesh Government's e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) Director Tarique M Barkatullah and Cyber Warfare and Information Technology Directorate Director Air Commodore Md Touhidul Islam signed the MoU from their respective sides, read the release.

Executive Director of Bangladesh Computer Council Perth Pratim Deb, Assistant Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force Air Vice Marshal M Shafiqul Alam, Director General of Digital Security Agency Md Khairul Amin and Senior Secretary of ICT Department NM Ziaul Alam were also present on the occasion, among others.

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