The system was faulty and information was accessible said state minister for information and communication technology division Zunaid ahmed palak to the journalists sunday (9 july) at Bangladesh computer council in response of recent data leaked issue
He said, CIRT automatically find vulnerability on the site but he can’t mention the affected site name. But he quoted, 27 in number among the 29 critical information infrastructure (CII) was vulnerable.
While searching the list of the critical information infrastructure (CII), it was found that birth and death registration site is 27 in number.
Palak said, “The portal where the information was made public did not have the minimum security. Despite being warned, the officials of the concerned department did not take into account. Due to their negligence, the state has suffered huge losses”.
He said, “We announced 29 critical institutions, but the number is increasing step by step. After the cyber attack on Bangladesh Bank in 2016 in which $81 million was stolen, we realized the importance of cyber security. Out of these 29 institutions, the institution which we identified in the list number 27, that institution fell into such a situation.
Palak said, we have called an urgent meeting with all CII institutions. Action will be taken against the culprits subject to investigation. Besides, the minister also said that strict measures will be taken to keep the important public sites safe.