Pakistan Army launches probe into cyberattack by Indian spy networks

The  Pakistan military on Wednesday announced a probe after intelligence agencies uncovered a major cyberattack by hostile Indian spy networks targeting military and government officials

Aug 13, 2020
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The  Pakistan military on Wednesday announced a probe after intelligence agencies uncovered a major cyberattack by hostile Indian spy networks targeting military and government officials.

“Pakistan’s intelligence agencies have identified a major cyberattack by Indian intelligence agencies involving a range of cybercrimes, including deceitful fabrication by hacking personal mobiles and technical gadgets of government officials and military personnel,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

No further detail about the nature of the attack or targets was given by the military.

The ISPR said the targets of the attack were being investigated. Action, the military’s media affairs wing said, was also being taken against those found guilty of violating the official standard operating procedures (SOPs) on cybersecurity.

The Islamabad Policy Institute, a think tank, had in its report “Pakistan Outlook 2020” earlier this year warned that a spike in India’s Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) activity was being noticed since the increase in its tensions with Pakistan following the Balakot stand-off.

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