Tag: Bangladesh

SpaceX Aborts Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket Launch 58 Seconds Before Liftoff

The first flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket was aborted just 58 seconds before liftoff. The rocket and its cargo were in good condition though, so the wait will not be long for the next launch attempt.

Space May 11, 2018

Investigators Probe North Korea Link To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Investigators are probing a potential North Korea link to the $81 million Bangladesh bank heist. This is due to similarities in the code used in the online heist and in an earlier Sony Pictures hack.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Tree Man Syndrome: Bangladeshi Girl May Be First Female With Rare Disease

A 10-year-old Bangladeshi girl is receiving treatment for a rare genetic disease -- possibly the 'tree man syndrome.' The disease causes bark-like lesions to grow on the patient's skin.

Public Health February 2, 2017

Man With Tree Branch-Like Hands Undergoes Surgery: What Causes This Rare Condition?

The “tree man” from Bangladesh, 27-year-old Abul Bajandar, can now see his hands and feet after undergoing 16 surgical operations. What causes his rare skin disorder, and how will it be treated?

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Bangladesh Cyberheist Similar To Other Bank Breaches In Southeast Asia

As many as 12 banks in the SWIFT network have found security irregularities similar to the $81 million Bangladesh cyber attack. Symantec reported that the hackers could also be figuring in a Philippine bank attack.

Security May 27, 2016

SWIFT To Launch New Cybersecurity Program In Wake Of Bangladesh Bank Heist

SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt announced on May 24 that they will implement a new security program to prevent cybercriminals from attacking their system again. The company had suffered several cybersecurity breaches in the past two years.

Security May 25, 2016

Bangladesh $80 Million Bank Hack Blamed On $10 Second-Hand Routers

In March, hackers were caught stealing $80 million from the Central Bank of Bangladesh. The hackers were able to infiltrate the bank's system due to the lack of a firewall and cheap routers, an investigator claims.

Security April 23, 2016

Bangladesh Central Bank Governor Resigns Over $100 Million Hacking Scandal

The governor of the Bangladesh central bank Atiur Rahman resigns over the $100 million cybercrime. The Bangladeshi government is pointing the finger at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for not catching the suspicious transactions.

Business March 16, 2016

Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber Banned In Bangladesh To 'Stop Criminals'

The Bangladesh government has banned services like Facebook and Viber to try and 'stop criminals.' Despite this, most suggest that the move was an attempt to quell unrest caused by the executions of Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid.

Internet November 23, 2015

Mozilla Introduces A New Version Of 'Webmaker' Aimed At Empowering Global Mobile-First Content Creators

The new version of Mozilla Webmaker launched from beta this morning with a focus on contributing to a network of global content makers in emerging digital economies.

Apps/Software August 17, 2015

Affordable Cholera Vaccine May Be Key To Containing Cholera Epidemics

Administering an affordable oral vaccine for cholera has been shown to be effective in controlling the disease in an area where it is endemic, offering insight into how it can be better managed on a global scale.

Life July 10, 2015

Climate Minister Urging Poor Countries To Push Hard Against Rich Countries On Environmental Issues

Pakistan's Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sen. Mushahid Ullah Khan, urged developing countries to stand united in making wealthy polluting countries take responsibility for causing global warming and for damaging the environment.

Earth/Environment May 7, 2015

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