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

Experts at FireEye have uncovered a new massive phishing campaign conducted by TEMP.Zagros group. This group is targeting Asia and Middle East regions. These Iranian hackers were most active in this period, researchers uncovered a ...
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February 6, 2017

Anonymous Hacktivist group hacks 10,613 Tor Websites On Dark Web

Hacktivist group Anonymous hacks the company servers Freedom Hosting II and lay down some 10,000 web pages based on Tor, representing almost 20% of the web deep. Hackers claim that at least half of the web pages were child pornography.
February 3, 2017

Russian hackers group ” Turla ” uses new JavaScript Malware KopiLuwak

The Russia-linked cyber espionage group known as Turla is using a new piece of JavaScript malware KopiLuwak , Kaspersky Lab reported on Thursday.
February 3, 2017

New Phishing Techniques – Amazon and PayPal fraudsters ‘up their game’ with fake messages

Our experts confirm spoofing contact details is easy to do. There are a number of websites who offer the service as a way to "prank" your friends.Not saying these sites are set up for criminals but are they taking into account that fraudsters are making use of the spoofing services.
February 3, 2017

Tier3 Pakistan partners with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Tier3 Pakistan partners with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.     February 3, 2017 — Tier3 Cyber Security Services today announced that it has signed on as its  partner of STOP. […]
February 2, 2017

Microsoft Power Point 2016, Java Code Execution

If the user have JAVA (or python or similar interpreters) an attacker can insert jar file or py file into the presentation and trigger it when mouse moves, for easier exploitation the attacker can use ppsx file which will load automatically in presentation mode and once the user opens the file and moves mouse it will trigger the payload.
January 29, 2017

Pakistan Cyber Security:Pak Army proposes new network along CPEC

Pakistan Army has proposed a new alternative network along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route for secured flow of the internet traffic as the current framework involve Indian companies posing security risk.
January 27, 2017

New malware-campaign: Chrome displays a message “font not found” to its users

Experts of the company Proofpoint warn users of Windows and Chrome browser: hackers have come up with a new trick and now disguise their attacks under […]
January 27, 2017

Cybercriminal Gang Using Google Services for Malware Operations

If the file is executed, Carbanak’s VBScript malware will see itself triggered. From here, the malware then proceeds to send and receive commands “to and from” Google services such as Google Apps Script, Google Sheets and Google Forms services.