The Election Commission's (EC) National Identity Card (NID) server has been inaccessible since Wednesday morning. Sources from the Election Commission state that it has been temporarily closed for maintenance purposes and will resume shortly.

Muhammad Ashraf Hossain, the system manager of the NID wing at the Election Commission, informed Prothom Alo that the NID service is temporarily suspended for maintenance.

Maintenance work was conducted last night, and the service is expected to be reinstated once their tasks are completed.

Since this morning, many people have been unable to access the server. A source within the NID wing mentioned that there was no indication on the website suggesting a hacking incident.

The technical team is currently operating under the guidance of the Director General to comprehensively investigate all aspects. However, the likelihood of a hacking event is minimal.

Around 120 million citizens of the country have their personal information stored within the NID server.

Recently, the personal information of thousands of individuals was exposed due to a data breach on the Registrar General's Office website for birth and death registrations.

Subsequently, concerns about the safety and security of digital information management in the country have come to fore.