Government issues warning of impending DDoS cyberattack

According to a press release, the Bangladesh e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT), a government agency responsible for maintaining cyber security in the country, has informed all important organizations including infrastructure to take the necessary precautions to thwart distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyberattacks.

The attacks were discovered during routine monitoring by the BGD e-Gov CIRT. Examples of DDoS cyberattacks included: TCP Push Flood, UDP Flood, TCP RST flood, TCP SYN Flood, TCP Window Size flood, IP fragment flood DDoS attack vectors.

The press release stated that DDoS is a type of cyberattack that frequently targets a particular IT infrastructure from a large botnet controlled by a cybercriminal to disrupt regular service delivery. It was signed by Tarique M. Barkatullah, Project Director of BGD e-Gov CIRT and Director (Operations) of Digital Security Agency.

It has been advised that all major information infrastructures set a limit for anti-DDoS protection after updating or configuring anti-DDoS hardware and software according to digital security guidelines.

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