[ISN] Indian web address used for hacking Bangladesh websites

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:33:22 -0600 (CST)

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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