BTRC Website Hacked in protest of blocking Viber and other similar services

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A group of Bangladeshi hackers have hacked the website of BTRC. They did put a logo of theirs’ in BTRC website homepage. BTRC probably taken the site down immediately. The website www.btrc.gov.bd is still down ( 1am 19-01-2015).

It has been referred from an unconfirmed source that – the hacking has taken place in protest of BTRC’s recent action on shutting down popular Internet calling services like Viber, Tango, Line etc.

Viber and similar Instant messaging services are blocked in Bangladesh

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The Government of Bangladesh has blocked Viber and similar popular instant messaging and Internet calling services in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has sent a letter to all the mobile operators and International Internet Gateway (IIG) providers to shut the services of these services.

While most of the users of Mobile operators are unable to use these services – some other ISP users are still able to use Viber and those blocked services.

Source: Dhaka Tribune.