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WhatsApp Hacked – Vulnerable App used for Surveillance

Hackers were able to use the vulnerability and install other malware on phones. After 2 Weeks WhatsApp confirms its 1.5 Billion users need an upgrade. WhatsApp the most popular messenger app, is also owned by ...
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Fileless Malware Attacks -The Growing threat to Pakistani Enterprises

Fileless malware attacks are increasing every day.They can nowadays be seen as the perfect crime of opportunity. The initial vector of these attack can be a seemingly innocuous business email with a link to an ...
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Authorities Issue Alert Warning of Potential for Cyber Attacks

In a latest security alert email sent by PKNIC (registrar of all .PK domains ) to its customers, it is reported that there has been an increase in cyber attacks on Pakistani IT installations in ...
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Worst passwords for 2018?

Even if security experts continue to make awareness campaign, people continue to use bad passwords exposing their data to the risk of hack. Bad habits are hard to die, 123456 is the most used password ...
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How to Protect yourself from bank fraud and cyber crime in Pakistan?

1. Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials. Always question unsolicited calls, texts or emails requesting your personal or financial ...
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DEBIT / CREDIT CARD FRAUD in Pakistan. A guide on what to do ?

Payment/ bank card fraud involves the compromise of any personal information from credit, debit or store cards. The personal information stolen from a card, or the theft of a card itself, can be used to ...
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Bank Islami denies losing $6 million in country’s ‘biggest cyber attack’

Karachi-based Bank Islami acknowledged on Sunday of suffering a security breach of its payment cards system but denied reports of having lost an alleged $6 million in what local press have called the biggest cyber-attack ...
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Pakistani hackers attack institutions in EU and the US

The Pakistani hacker group is attempting to attack government organizations using the infrastructure it also uses to send spam to malware. According to researchers from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, the group Gorgon Group is ...
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Afghan diplomats in Pakistan suspicious of targeted “Cyber attacks” by state-backed APT Groups

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of "government-backed" cyber attacks trying to steal their email passwords.Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received ...
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Fake News & Social Media Propaganda – Impact and Effects on Election Campaigns and polls in Pakistan

Fake News & Social Media Propaganda – Impact and Effects on Election Campaigns and polls in Pakistan When Channel4 investigated Cambridge Analytica, the company’s bosses boasted of helping swing last year’s presidential election in Kenya ...
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May 26, 2018

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan suspicious of targeted “Cyber attacks” by state-backed APT Groups

Afghan diplomats in Pakistan have been warned they are believed to be victims of "government-backed" cyber attacks trying to steal their email passwords.Afghan embassy sources told the BBC two staff members and a generic account received alerts from Google this month.
May 15, 2018

Fake News & Social Media Propaganda – Impact and Effects on Election Campaigns and polls in Pakistan

This is election year in Pakistan and Facebook chief has warned previously that fake accounts can influence polls in Pakistan.Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of  deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. This false information is mainly distributed by social media, but is periodically circulated through mainstream media .
April 23, 2018

Careem Taxi Service System Hacked – Millions of Users affected

Careem was launched in Pakistan in March 2016 and has rapidly become one of the most popular ride-hailing services in the country. The company stated that sensitive information like customers' names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data had been stolen by hackers.
April 12, 2018

UK launched cyber-attack on Daesh : criticizes Russia for unacceptable cyber-behaviour

This operation has hindered the group's ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically attacked an adversary's online efforts as a part of military campaign.
March 20, 2018

ERC20-TOKEN Pakistan Rupee (PKR) – A Digital Token With Fiat Value of Pakistan Rupee

PKR ERC20 TOKEN project was started back in 2017 to offer an early option for tokenizing traditional currencies, a move allowing users to transact with fiat currency of Pakistan i.e Pakistan Rupee (Rs) across the exchange but without the volatility common to digital currencies.
March 20, 2018

Iran- based Cyber Hackers group TEMP.Zagros targets Asia and Middle East regions

a new campaign targeting organizations in Turkey, Pakistan and Tajikistan that has some similarities with an earlier campaign named MuddyWater, which hit various industries in several countries,
February 11, 2018

NACTA Launches Chaukas (چوکس) Mobile Apps – A part of Tat’heer Drive

National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Pakistan has launched CHAUKAS Mobile Apps. This is second major project under Tatheer drive after launch of SURFSAFE web portal last year. […]
January 5, 2018

Aadhaar ‘Leak’: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Data Breach

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) wants a probe into "unauthorised access" to its database...username and password that allowed them to enter any Aadhaar number into the UIDAI website and get access to user information including name, address, photo, phone number and email address