Published:  03:02 AM, 20 May 2017

Bangladesh safe from coming cyber attack

Govt to form cyber security agency soon

Another worldwide cyber attack is underway.

A security expert of England known with the pseudonym of 'Malware Tech' has got worried about another cyber attack that may occur globally on May 15, 2017. His skills in confronting the 'Ransomware' attacked around in 100 countries worldwide on May 12, 2017, was tremendously praiseworthy.

So, taking his alarming message seriously, the world famous antivirus Trend Micro recommended everyone to get relaxed by updating the antivirus. The countries that have the risks to be affected by this cyber attack are already marked in a live map. As per the map, Bangladesh is out of danger.  

Computer Source, the distributor of Trend Micro in Bangladesh, has advised all to remain careful about the cyber attack, as per a press release published on Sunday, May 14, 2017. It was also recommended as advance alarming not to open files by double-clicking, not to delete files containing unknown or attractive offers and even, not to share passwords with anyone else. 

It was informed that this leading antivirus company of the world emphasized specially on the matters regarding lost of Facebook accounts or protection from cyber attacks. Trend Micro is always cognizant, so that the cyber criminals can't hack the digital resources of any person or company utilizing the errors of operating system and the company is also keeping an eye on the cyber sky of every country of the world through map.

Due to provide advance protection from malware, Trend Micro has been recognized with AV Comparative Honor.  The antivirus company has already achieved Facebook Certification too and even, Trend Micro provides 100% Real World Protection.    

However, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim recently said the government would establish a cyber security agency to thwart cyber crimes in a coordinated manner in the country. "Cyber security issue is being prioritised and formulation of the 'Cyber Security Law' is on the cards. After the law, cyber security agency will be established and it will act under the Prime Minister's Office," she said.

The state minister revealed it while inaugurating a car rally and road show in front of the office of Bangladesh Telecommunications Regularity Commission (BTRC) this morning observing the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day-2017.

Tarana said: "Now BTRC, NTMC and ICT Division are working on cyber security own ways. After set up of the agency, all works in this arena will be run in a coordinated manner."  After a malicious software attack called "ransomware" infected computers across the globe last Friday, locking up more than 200,000 computers in over 150 countries. A few computers of Bangladesh have been reportedly attacked by the malware. Replying to a query regarding the issue, the state minister said: "No country is yet to ensure cent percent security for cyber attack,  and we will also get ready to ensure maximum security."

She said they had already talked with different agencies and initiatives over raising mass awareness on the issue.
Referring to an audit team of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) for cyber security, Tarana said: "BCC has audit team and we want to prepare a legal base for it so the critical infrastructures can know their problems and try to fix those through the team."



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