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PPRA.ORG.PK – Hacked Cyber Alert

Tier3 monitoring teams have detected that Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) official website ppra.org.pk was earlier this morning by a hacker group "The Crash Rulers" . It is the same group that supposedly hacked Pakistan ...
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US – launched cyberattacks on Iran’s Systems

US officials say their attacks on Iranian military computers disabled systems that control missile and rocket launchers. The United States military launched cyberattacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network on Thursday after ...
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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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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 […]
September 13, 2017

Equifax Data Breach : 143 Million people affected in US, UK and EU

The hackers made off with the most crucial tools that identity thieves need to impersonate you. The worst-case scenario is a very real threat to millions […]
September 4, 2017

RESTORE_INFO-xxxx , 10 letter extra extension, 0x86, Plugins and new Ransomware

A new Variant of Ransomware has been reported by some of our clients. All data files (php, htm, txt, zip) are encrypted and have been renamed […]