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900,000 Hacking Attacks Take Place in Pakistan Daily- Federal Minister - TechJuice

Last updated Monday, October 24, 2022 07:05 ET , Source: TopWireNews

Federal Minister for Information Technology Syed Aminul Haque said that over 900,000 hacking attacks take place in Pakistan daily. Pakistan’s National Security Committee discussed the recent audio leaks, featuring candid conversations between key government officials, and called for an urgent investigation as well as a revamped legal framework. A feeling of distrust and terror have been spread around due to the recent audio leaks drama which forced the government and national institutions to rethink the national security policy
However, trustworthy firms that could issue security advisories, identify local threats, and have frontline expertise in threat intelligence, like Mandiant, do not exist in Pakistan yet. There are small, scattered islands of brilliance working in silos – with little coordination or exchange of notes among them.
The hacking of official and government websites is common all around the world. For example; recently the famous Colonial Pipeline hack in 2021 – a ransomware attack that stole 100 gigabytes of data within two hours and brought a major gas pipeline in the US to a standstill. President Joe Biden declared an emergency and the company had to pay a ransom of 75 bitcoins ($4.4 million) to a group of hackers who identify themselves as ‘DarkSide’.
This is where our Ministry of IT can take some lessons from Singapore; a country that sets out a licensing framework for cybersecurity service providers. The Cybersecurity Services Regulation Office...

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