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Remote Work Guide – Pakistan

In response to the recent viral outbreak in Pakistan, many organizations are asking their employees to work remotely. This, though, brings new challenges to the workplace as workers and companies in Pakistan are adapting to ...
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Remote Work & Telecommuting – 5 Step Cyber Security Guide

The work-from-home culture or remote work is already adopted by almost one in five workers from around the world, and these numbers are expected to only increase further both internationally or locally here in Pakistan ...
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GALLIUM – TELCO companies attacked around world

A team of researchers from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has warned of an ongoing attacks by the GALLIUM cybercriminal group targeting telecommunication providers in Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in the WildFly open ...
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PPRA.ORG.PK – Hacked Cyber Alert

Tier3 monitoring teams have detected that Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) official website ppra.org.pk was earlier this morning by a hacker group "The Crash Rulers" . It is the same group that supposedly hacked Pakistan ...
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US – launched cyberattacks on Iran’s Systems

US officials say their attacks on Iranian military computers disabled systems that control missile and rocket launchers. The United States military launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network on Thursday after ...
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Hackers attack Pakistani Govt’s passport application tracking site

Scanbox framework used to hack Pakistani Govt’s passport application tracking site http://tracking.dgip.gov.pk Experts uncovered a watering hole attack against the Pakistani Govt’s passport application tracking site, hackers used the Scanbox Framework to steal visitors’ data ...
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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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September 14, 2017

Kaspersky – US government orders to removes (Russian) security software

  The US Department of Homeland Security has told government departments and agencies to remove all security software from the Moscow-based company Kaspersky Lab from their […]
September 13, 2017

Equifax Data Breach : 143 Million people affected in US, UK and EU

The hackers made off with the most crucial tools that identity thieves need to impersonate you. The worst-case scenario is a very real threat to millions […]
September 4, 2017

RESTORE_INFO-xxxx , 10 letter extra extension, 0x86, Plugins and new Ransomware

A new Variant of Ransomware has been reported by some of our clients. All data files (php, htm, txt, zip) are encrypted and have been renamed […]
August 29, 2017

India and Pakistan hit by Malware – “State-sponsored” cyber espionage campaign

The security firm Symantec has discovered another cyber espionage campaign against India and Pakistan which is likely to be state-sponsored.Security experts at Symantec have uncovered a […]
August 15, 2017

Ransomware Targeting WordPress Sites in Pakistan

Recently, the Tier3 team has seen ransomware being used in attacks targeting WordPress sites in Pakistan. We are currently tracking a ransomware variant experts are calling […]
August 14, 2017

Pakistani government websites hacked on 70th Independence Day

  In a major hacking attempt Indian hackers on 70th independence day of Pakistan have hacked several government websites and posted Indian flag and Indian anthem, […]
August 11, 2017

Fintech : New Cyber Security Threats and Challenges

  When you think about the Fintech space, it’s usually young startup companies trying to disrupt some specific financial service problem. Now if you have experience […]
August 2, 2017

Bitcoin Cash : Bitcoin ‘hard fork’ splits into separate cryptocurrency

In August 2017, the blockchain will support another cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, which is optimised slightly differently. People who currently hold Bitcoin will hold an equal value […]