The Economic Times
21 Mar 2010
DHAKA: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Bangladesh says it has
traced an Indian IP (Internet Protocol) address used for hacking 20
district portals, but acknowledges that the real identity of the hacker
could be concealed.
The hacked sites were operated by the PMO and the incident is considered
to be a serious security lapse.
"We have initially detected an Indian IP address that belongs to Videsh
Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), one of the largest Internet service
providers in India," said S M Akash, media manager of Access to
Information (A2i) team of the PMO.
Professional hackers, however, use various methods to hide their real IP
address and location, The Daily Star quoted him as saying.
The Bangladesh government will ask VSNL for details of the IP address
and the hacker's location, said the official.
Twenty district websites operated by the PMO were hacked Saturday.
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