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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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August 11, 2017

Fintech : New Cyber Security Threats and Challenges

  When you think about the Fintech space, it’s usually young startup companies trying to disrupt some specific financial service problem. Now if you have experience […]
August 2, 2017

Bitcoin Cash : Bitcoin ‘hard fork’ splits into separate cryptocurrency

In August 2017, the blockchain will support another cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash, which is optimised slightly differently. People who currently hold Bitcoin will hold an equal value […]
June 28, 2017

“Petya” or “NotPetya” Ransomware Attacks Companies Across Globe

  Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say […]
June 16, 2017

FIA directed to probe Scam online shopping sites in Pakistan

The district consumer protection court has asked the Federal Investigation Agency Karachi director (cyber crime) to launch an investigation into those fraudulent companies that have been […]
June 9, 2017

Wikileaks Claim US had access to NADRA during PPP Tenure

  The cable, dated from 2009, claimed that Mr Rehman Malik, along with then-interior secretary Kamal Shah and then Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director Tariq Khosa, […]
April 18, 2017

Indian hackers threaten Snapchat and leak 1.7 million users data.

As a Revenge to  Snapchat CEO’s alleged comments on expansion by calling India a poor country, Indian hackers claim to leak data of 1.7 million users. […]
April 17, 2017

GAMESTOP.COM CUSTOMERS’ CREDIT CARD INFORMATION HACKED

GameStop is investigating a possible security breach that may have compromised customers’ credit card and personal information. GameStop admitted it was looking into the breach after […]
April 17, 2017

How Wonga data breach could affect nearly 250,000 customers’ bank details

Payday lender Wonga has warned nearly a quarter of a million customers that they may have been affected by a data breach.The stolen data includes names, […]