June 18, 2020, Kathmandu
The Home Office’s Short Message Service (SMS) system has been hacked. The Internet offers easy access and other facilities, but with the same technology threatens a country that lacks the appropriate mechanisms and policies to be researched and implemented.
The Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police has mobilized a team to find out the hackers. Cybersecurity professionals have been commenting on the Nepal government for its inadequate security measures.
Due to little management and the lack of adequate mechanisms and measures to respond to emergencies, Nepal faces a significant challenge to overcome online threats. Government officials and IT security specialists have seen a considerable increase in Internet problems and server scans. As cybercrime increases, more cybercrime is introduced to the government agency.
According to a spokesman for the interior ministry, Kedarnath Sharma, the SMS system was hacked at 2 p.m. on Ashar 3. Hacker unofficially accessed the Home Ministry SMS system and sent a false message on Wednesday at around 2 p.m. According to Sharma. The department made it clear that false and misleading messages are not being spread.