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Pakistan’s intelligence agencies thwarted cyber attack from India

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According to the latest report, Pakistan has been able to identify a cyber attack by India’s intelligence agencies. The attack, which looks like a security breach, targeted the gadgets and phones of government officials, in Pakistan.

Pakistan Repels Major Cyber Attack By Indian Intelligence Agencies, Says ISPR

The report, which came from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), reveals that Pakistan has now identified a major cyber attack by India’s intelligence agencies. While explaining the cyber attack, ISPR mentioned that India’s intelligence agencies wanted to hack the personal mobile devices of the government officials in Pakistan. As such, the Pakistani government has now urged all the departments to follow cybersecurity measures.

Here’s a brief of what ISPR said about the cyberattack in Pakistan:

“The cyberattack involved a range of cybercrimes, including deceitful fabrication by hacking personal mobiles and technical gadgets. An advisory is also being sent to all government departments/ institutions for identifying lapses and enhancing respective cybersecurity measures.”

Apart from the government officials, the report revealed that the cyber attack also targeted the mobile devices of Pakistan military officials. Now, the military officials have taken the necessary precautionary measures, to prevent any future attack.

“Pakistan Army has further enhanced necessary measures to thwart such activities, including action against violators of standing operating procedures (SOPs) on cybersecurity, “ according to the military’s media wing.

For now, ISPR mentioned that only the two agencies have been identified to be the target of the hackers. However, it further added, that investigation is underway to identify more agencies, prone to the attack.

“Various targets of hostile intelligence agencies are already under investigation.”

Related Information

According to a report, this isn’t the first time India’s intelligence agencies tried to spy on Pakistan.

On July 26, the Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spying quadcopter. The incident happened in the Pandu sector, along the Line of Control (LoC). While explaining the incident, ISPR Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar tweeted that the Indian spying quadcopter intruded “200 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LoC.” Furthermore, Iftikhar added that Pakistan Army troops have shot down 10 Indian quadcopters, this year.

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