No one, it seems, takes cyber security seriously in Nepal. Not the government or its ministries whose websites are frequently hacked. Not the law enforcement agencies which are slow (and often clueless) about reported cybercrimes. And certainly not the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) that are still reluctant to invest in securing their computer networks and online systems, even though more and more bank transactions have shifted online.
Even on the day of the filing of nominations for FPTP seats for the November 26 elections many people are far from convinced that the two-phase elections will actually take place on the scheduled dates, first on November 26 and then on December 7.