Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | ePaper
About a missing laptop and the Rohingyas
After arresting Rohingyas with Bangladeshi NIDs and passports recently, the ACC started the investigation. During the visit, the ACC officials found that the lost laptop was something special and it got a direct connection to NID server with a designated IP address. What's most significant is that the EC officials did not know anything about its missing. As per information available, the laptop was used in Banshkhali Upazila and Panchliash area of the Chattogram city for the last time. It is suspected that around 2,000 to 2,500 dubious entries into the NID server were made with the laptop.
It is alleged that a syndicate of nine to 10 people active at EC is involved in different irregularities in exchange for money. Even, District Election Officer knows nothing about the missing laptop. He said the laptop went missing before he joined the office around a year ago and he did not know anything about it. The missing laptop and entry of the Rohingya people into the NID and Passport servers with the help of policemen, local influential and middlemen explicitly expresses the insecurity of the national server and data security system. The government pleaded to ensure citizens' digital security but the case revealed by the ACC proved different scenario. Data can become a most powerful weapon if landed on the hand of criminals. So the government should involve security experts to examine the laps in the NID server. The authorities concerned also must check all laptops using in the NID projects as early as possible to avoid further data leakage and unexpected entry.