According to the Bangladesh government, it has traced an Indian IP (Internet Protocol) address behind an attack on 20 Bangladeshi district portals that had taken place on Saturday, but says the real identity of the hacker could be concealed.
"We have initially detected an Indian IP address that belongs to Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), one of the largest internet service providers in India," says S M Akash media manager of Access to Information (A2i) team of the Bangladesh PMO.
According to an official of the Bangladesh government, it would ask VSNL for details of the IP address and the location of the hacker.
The 20 district websites were being operated by the Bangladeshi PMO and were found to be with some Hindi letters and ''Jai Hind'' posted on them.
The hackers warned Bangladesh they would launch a cyberwar if any Pakistani terrorist were to enter Indian territory via Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh home secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder said the websites had been restored on Saturday night.
In a press statement on Sunday, the A2i team claimed the attacks on the district information websites posed no threat as the websites did not have any sensitive information and the data was being backed up every night.
The statement adds that ''this latest attack highlights the growing need to focus on cyber crimes and building infrastructure to protect us from threats."