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  • Large-scale cyber attack destroys government systems in Sri Lanka

    Numerous significant pieces of data have vanished forever in recent months.

     A large-scale cyber extortion attack that targeted the Lanka Government Cloud (LGC) government cloud system has been the subject of an investigation in Sri Lanka.

    The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response and Coordination Center (CERT-CC), which acknowledged the attack on its social media platforms today, is conducting the investigation.

    The attack is thought to have started on August 26 of this year, when a user of the "gov.lk" domain reported that he had been receiving suspicious links for several weeks at the time of his request. It is possible that one of the employees then clicked on one of these links. As a result, attackers quickly encrypted LGC services and backup systems.

    All 5,000 email addresses with the "gov.lk" domain were attacked, according to Mahesh Perera, head of the Information and Communications Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), including those used by the Cabinet Office.

    After the attack, the system and backups were restored in less than 12 hours. But from May 17 to August 26, 2023, all affected accounts had their data permanently lost due to a lack of data backup.

    The head of ICTA noted that Microsoft Exchange 2003 was used to launch the LGC system in 2007, and Exchange 2013 was used to upgrade the mail server in 2014. It is now obvious that this version is out-of-date and incredibly vulnerable, Perera said, adding that it was in use up until the most recent attack.

    Despite the Agency's intention to update the LGC to the most recent version since 2021, the decision was repeatedly put off because of funding issues and previously contentious management choices.

    After the attack, ICTA started stepping up security precautions, such as performing daily offline backups and upgrading the mail server.

    The Sri Lankan government has previously come under fire for failing to effectively encourage robust cybersecurity measures in public and private sector organizations. The nation is ranked 83rd out of 175 countries in the Estonian Academy of Electronic Governance's National Cybersecurity Index.

    The long-awaited cybersecurity legislation, which will establish the first national cybersecurity authority, was finally introduced by the Sri Lankan government in June 2023.

    As can be seen from this incident, many organizations often underestimate the importance of banal cybersecurity measures, such as data backup. The damage from the attack could have been minimized if data from the LGC had been backed up every day.

    However, you should not forget about other protective measures, because only an integrated approach to cybersecurity can provide an acceptable level of protection.

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