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May 26, 2018

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 alerts from Google this month.
May 15, 2018

Fake News & Social Media Propaganda – Impact and Effects on Election Campaigns and polls in Pakistan

This is election year in Pakistan and Facebook chief has warned previously that fake accounts can influence polls in Pakistan.Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of  deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. This false information is mainly distributed by social media, but is periodically circulated through mainstream media .
April 23, 2018

Careem Taxi Service System Hacked – Millions of Users affected

Careem was launched in Pakistan in March 2016 and has rapidly become one of the most popular ride-hailing services in the country. The company stated that sensitive information like customers' names, email addresses, phone numbers and trip history data had been stolen by hackers.
April 12, 2018

UK launched cyber-attack on Daesh : criticizes Russia for unacceptable cyber-behaviour

This operation has hindered the group's ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming said. It is the first time the UK has systematically attacked an adversary's online efforts as a part of military campaign.
February 11, 2018

NACTA Launches Chaukas (چوکس) Mobile Apps – A part of Tat’heer Drive

National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Pakistan has launched CHAUKAS Mobile Apps. This is second major project under Tatheer drive after launch of SURFSAFE web portal last year. […]
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 […]