Cyber Threats

Cyber Threats Surge by 17% in Pakistan During 2023

The year 2023 saw a notable escalation in cyber threats, with incidents spiking by 17% in Pakistan. This surge in threats underscores the growing challenges and vulnerabilities in the digital landscape, necessitating heightened cybersecurity measures and proactive strategies to safeguard individuals, organizations, and critical infrastructure from malicious activities. The observed increase in cyber threats reflects…

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Cybersecurity Advisories : Pakistan Govt Takes Proactive Measures

In a proactive move to bolster cybersecurity defenses, the government of Pakistan has issued a total of 64 cybersecurity advisories in 2023. These advisories, strategically disseminated by the cabinet division, are designed to heighten awareness among government officials and citizens, addressing the escalating threats posed by cyberattacks. This surge in advisory issuance reflects the government’s…

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Cybersecurity Breach Exposes Fraudulent Activities in FBR’s Sales Tax System

In a concerning development, hackers have successfully infiltrated FBR’s sales tax system, manipulating sales tax returns of legitimate taxpayers to claim false sales/purchases and illicitly obtain tax credits and refunds amounting to billions. The Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has taken swift action, directing the FBR to address the issue and take stringent measures against the…

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PTA Launches Cybersecurity Task Force

In a significant move, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken the lead in fortifying cybersecurity within the telecom sector. The PTA has formed a Cybersecurity Task Force, a pivotal industry-wide initiative aimed at ensuring the effective execution of the cybersecurity objectives outlined in the strategic plan spanning from 2023 to 2028. The task force,…

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