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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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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. These mobile apps are launched as part of TATHEER ...
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March 19, 2017

CARBANAK FILELESS MALWARE CAMPAIGN TARGETS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Cyber security professionals have discovered two recent fileless malware campaigns targeting financial institutions, government agencies and other enterprises are linked to the same attack group. The campaigns, […]
March 7, 2017

New Cyber wars between Iran And Saudi Arabia – Shamoon 2.0 and StoneDrill

Though Shamoon 2.0 and StoneDrill share some similarities, researchers have found several key differences. In one case, the evidence points to a hacking group dubbed Charming Kitten, or NewsBeef, which was linked to Iranian intelligence services in 2014.
February 27, 2017

New ” Tech Support scam ” uses rogue Google Chrome extension

” Tech Support scam ” uses rogue Google Chrome extension   Given Google Chrome’s popularity, it is no surprise to see it being more and more […]
February 20, 2017

Duqu Malware – Analysis

Duqu Malware – Analysis   Duqu 2.0 is a really impressive piece of malware, related to Stuxnet and probably written by the NSA. One of its […]
February 13, 2017

Hitachi Payment (India) Confirms ATM malware hit

breach at a private bank's ATM network last year that led to 32 lakh debit cards being exposed, forcing banks to replace most of them, has been solved. Hitachi Payment Services — the company to which Yes Bank had outsourced processing of ATM transactions — has said that investigations show that its systems were hit by a sophisticated malware attack and it is not possible to say how many cards' details have been extracted.
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.
August 22, 2016

NSA Spied on Pakistan – 2016 : exploited by malware

The United States’ clandestine National Security Agency (NSA) allegedly spied on top civil-military leadership in Pakistan using malware, The Intercept reported. Documents from the Edward Snowden […]