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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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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
November 23, 2017

Hackers take over Cinepax Cinemas’ website

Leaving a cheeky message of “Secure [your] server” and “Respect Us or Expect Us”, the website of Cinepax cinemas, which runs a countrywide chain  in Pakistan was […]
November 22, 2017

UBER Hack Exposed 57 Million drivers and users – Firm paid hackers $100,000

Uber suffered a major hack back in October 2016. How ever it concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers […]
November 7, 2017

Ethereum coins loose value after major vulnerability disclosure

A major vulnerability disclosed in ethereum can freeze hundreds of millions of dollars invested in Ethereum coins. At moment there are no immediate reports of lost or stolen ethreum coins,
October 24, 2017

Bad Rabbit Ransomware spreads across countries -WannaCry and Petya Variant

This outbreak of Bad Rabbit Ransomware bears similarities to the WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks that spread around the world causing widespread disruption earlier this year.
October 24, 2017

Making it easy and safe to Buy and Sell Bitcoin in Pakistan : BTCPK.NET Expands

btcpk.net expands the fraud protection and customer support teams, moves to its new offices in Islamabad. btcpk.net, a peer-to-peer marketplace, provides users quick access to bitcoin […]
October 17, 2017

Wifi WPA2 Security Cracked: ” KRACK ” attack puts nearly every Android and Apple device at risk

Recent investigations show that WPA2 encryption can been cracked... Get latest patches for your mobile phones and laptops from .... An attacker could now read all information passing over any wifi network ..., almost 90% of all modren wifi devices are affected.
October 14, 2017

What is ICO Money all About ? : Guide to ICO Token Sales

Token sales are, quite simply, a process of generating and selling a new crypto currency. Initial Coin Offerings ICO can be considered as an alternative form of crowdfunding that has emerged outside of the traditional financial system.