Major Cyberattack Hits Govt of Pakistan Websites

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Major Cyberattack Hits Govt of Pakistan Websites

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication acknowledged on Tuesday that a massive cyber attack had been reported on Pakistani government websites. No data theft, however, has been recorded.

According to a ministry official, the cyber attack attempt on the IT Ministry’s NTC system was prevented, citing Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Amin Ul Haque.

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On NTC servers, Haque added, there are web pages for numerous departments, and the cyberattack happened at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The attack was foiled thanks to a comprehensive cyber security system, according to the minister, who also stated that some departments’ websites were automatically suspended as a result of the cyberattack. Within three hours, all of the websites were back to normal, according to the minister.

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According to Haque, the cyberattack occurred on the networking side, not the data center.

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National Technology Council (NTC), Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Cybernet, and Multinet were the principal targets, according to a threat intelligence analysis.

The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications has summoned a meeting for tomorrow (Wednesday) and has requested information from all departments.

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