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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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February 21, 2017

How easy it is for criminals to exploit your organisation using ransomware ?

How easy would it be for criminals to exploit your organisation using ransomware: what’s ahead in 2017? If 2016 saw a number of seismic changes on […]
February 20, 2017

Duqu Malware – Analysis

Duqu Malware – Analysis   Duqu 2.0 is a really impressive piece of malware, related to Stuxnet and probably written by the NSA. One of its […]
February 18, 2017

Surfsafe® Pakistan – Website to Report Extremist Online-Content

Surfsafe® is an online reporting web portal for Pakistanis to report extremist and blasphemous online-content freely, securely and anonymously. Surfsafe® vision is to make internet and cyber space safe from extremism.
February 18, 2017

Zuckerberg publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

I have long expected more organizations and startups to build health and safety tools using technology, and I have been surprised by how little of what must be built has even been attempted. There is a real opportunity to build global safety infrastructure, and I have directed Facebook to invest more and more resources into serving this need.
February 18, 2017

US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law

House Rep Jim Banks (R-IN) says his proposed rules – dubbed the Visa Investigation and Social Media Act (VISA) of 2017 – require visa applicants to provide their social media handles to immigration officials.
February 17, 2017

New Ransomware Cerber bypasses firewalls and anti-virus files

Typically, the malware trying to bring security solutions fail or prefer them not to communicate and work rolled up, revealing a particular antivirus product on the infected machine.
February 13, 2017

Hitachi Payment (India) Confirms ATM malware hit

breach at a private bank's ATM network last year that led to 32 lakh debit cards being exposed, forcing banks to replace most of them, has been solved. Hitachi Payment Services — the company to which Yes Bank had outsourced processing of ATM transactions — has said that investigations show that its systems were hit by a sophisticated malware attack and it is not possible to say how many cards' details have been extracted.