In the disclosure of a malicious campaign, experts were helped by the use of hackers popular URL reduction service, through which they were able to obtain data on the number of clicks on links and other information related to Gorgon Group.
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.
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 .
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.
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.