Hacktivist group Team Network Nine claims responsibility for a cyberattack on Bangladesh’s SPARRSO, leading to a one-hour downtime. The alleged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack made the SPARRSO website inaccessible, with screenshots shared on Telegram supporting the claim. This event has raised concerns about the overall cybersecurity measures in Bangladesh, particularly following recent precautions taken by the central bank amid alerts of potential cyber threats.
The collaboration among hacktivist groups, as seen in this incident, emphasizes the urgency of implementing robust mitigation techniques against cyber threats in the country. The HTTP Error 500 displayed on SPARRSO’s website, commonly associated with internal server issues, adds to the complexity of the situation. Such errors can result from various cyberattacks, including malicious code injection, DoS/DDoS attacks, exploitation of vulnerabilities, data corruption, server misconfigurations, and brute force attacks. These attacks pose significant threats, disrupting normal operations, crashing servers, and compromising critical files. The SPARRSO data breach underscores the need for organizations to enhance their cybersecurity measures and the broader landscape of cyber threats in Bangladesh.