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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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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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March 20, 2018

ERC20-TOKEN Pakistan Rupee (PKR) – A Digital Token With Fiat Value of Pakistan Rupee

PKR ERC20 TOKEN project was started back in 2017 to offer an early option for tokenizing traditional currencies, a move allowing users to transact with fiat currency of Pakistan i.e Pakistan Rupee (Rs) across the exchange but without the volatility common to digital currencies.
March 20, 2018

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

a new campaign targeting organizations in Turkey, Pakistan and Tajikistan that has some similarities with an earlier campaign named MuddyWater, which hit various industries in several countries,
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. […]
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 […]
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.