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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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Iran- based Cyber Hackers group TEMP.Zagros targets Asia and Middle East regions

Experts at FireEye have uncovered a new massive phishing campaign conducted by TEMP.Zagros group. This group is targeting Asia and Middle East regions. These Iranian hackers were most active in this period, researchers uncovered a ...
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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.
October 13, 2017

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Investment Guide : Risk Assessment Check List

Must Read for a successful initial coin offering (ICO) investment. This ICO Investment Guide will discuss the main factors to consider when evaluating an ICO investment.
October 13, 2017

‘Locky’ Ransomware is Back Again : Ykcol and Asasin Ransomware Variants

Unfortunately, at this time it is still not possible to decrypt .asasin or .ykcol  files encrypted by the Locky Ransomware for free. Cybercriminals behind the Locky […]
October 6, 2017

List of frequently blacklisted Mobile apps by Enterprises around world

Mobile security firm Appthority has published an interesting report that revealed some Android and iOS applications which are most frequently blacklisted by enterprises. Todays mobile ecosystem […]
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 […]