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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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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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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.
February 12, 2017

Financial Monitoring Unit (FMU) Pakistan – Anti-Money Laundering Software

with a little help from the UK government and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime, an automated system will track millions of transactions and be able to flag suspicious ones instead of the authorities having to wait for banks.
February 12, 2017

Indian hackers claimed to have hacked Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan International and Karachi airport

The India - Pakistan cyber war intensifies as retaliatory ransomware attack cripples websites of Islamabad, Multan and Karachi airports
February 11, 2017

Year 2016 – 50,362 cyber security incidents were logged in India (CERT-In)

The attacks are observed to be originating from various countries including China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Romania, the UK, the US, Syria, the UAE and Italy.
February 11, 2017

HACKING CAMPAIGN TARGETING MINISTRY AND EMBASSY SITES

malicious reconnaissance campaign that targets websites. It is unknown what is the intent behind the campaign as of this writing, however, the profile of the targets resembles those that are common targets of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors. As the attack is currently active, it effectively turns compromised sites into attack surfaces against their visitors.
February 11, 2017

Inter Continental Hotels Group (IHG) – DATA Breach

parent company of Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Kimpton Hotels and Resorts, has confirmed the hacking of their payment cards processing systems at 12 hotels located in North America and the Caribbean.