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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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Careem Taxi Service System Hacked – Millions of Users affected

Careem on Monday warned its users that their personal data had been compromised in a massive cyber-security breach.The company stated that sensitive information like customers' names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data had ...
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UK launched cyber-attack on Daesh : criticizes Russia for unacceptable cyber-behaviour

The UK Govt announced that it has conducted a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the Islamic State (Daesh) group, the director of the intelligence agency GCHQ has revealed. This operation has hindered the group's ability to ...
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March 14, 2017

Facebook Is Helping Pakistan Ban “Blasphemous Material” Under Islamic Law

Facebook Is Helping Pakistan Ban “Blasphemous Material” Under Islamic Law “Now they are the new fascists, cloaking themselves in the same kind of rhetoric that their […]
March 14, 2017

What is a phishing scam ?

What is a phishing scam ? The name “phishing” begin from attackers’ use of bogus emails and URLs to “attract” victims into giving personal data, typically […]
March 14, 2017

PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER ORDERS REMOVAL OF BLASPHEMOUS CONTENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

“The blasphemous content on social media is a nefarious conspiracy to hurt the religious sentiments of entire Muslim Ummah,” PM was quoted as saying. Prime Minister Nawaz […]
March 14, 2017

IRS warns of new scam email with alarming subject line: Access Locked

  The Internal Revenue Service, along with state tax agencies and the tax preparation industry, have issued a new alert cautioning tax payers about a new tax […]
March 14, 2017

Home Depot Will Pay Another $25M in 2014 Data Breach Settlement

Home Depot adds another $25 million settlement with banks and credit card companies  to its rising data breach costs, which are nearing $200 million total.In September 2014, […]
March 13, 2017

BIG DATA ANALYTICS – CYBER SECURITY, BRANDING AND MOBILE APPS

TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE CORPORATE WORLD, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE. The proliferation of devices make it easier than ever for institutions to reach consumers, understand […]
March 13, 2017

National IT Policy Pakistan- First Draft Published

Information technology has assumed a central role in the emerging dynamics of a knowledge society and knowledge economy. It is a key lever of economic development. The […]
March 12, 2017

Marines United Nude Photos Scandal – at least 30 Face Court Martial

Facebook group called Marines United, which was home to approximately 30,000 members who were sharing nude photos of colleagues along with personal information and even encouragement of sexual assault.