Zong’s Website Gets Hacked

In a rather depressing development, Zong’s official website was hacked and defaced today by a local group of hackers called “Pakistan Haxors Crew”.

A webpage on Zong’s website, which is restored now, was defaced earlier today by the hackers that had hackers’ message and logo displayed on it. Company has restored its website now.

“WTH Zong!!! Secure it, Pakistan Haxors Crew is here to remind you of your security”, read a line pasted on defaced page.

Incident shows that even cellular companies aren’t taking their security seriously and their websites are prone to hacks and thefts.

“Should you choose to ignore security, it will reincarnate as your worst nightmare”, further said the massage pasted by hackers.

Hackers said that they defaced the Zong’s website just to issue a warning about poor security of the website. They noted: “We just defaced your website to give you a chance to put your hands on it before others come and destroy it”.

A Zone-h copy of defaced page can be accessed here: http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/23134273

Below is a screen-grab of defaced Zong page:



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    • Aakhain hain ya tich button?
      “A webpage on Zong’s website, which is restored now, was defaced earlier today by the hackers”

      • nice reply rizwan, i am impressed with your professional wording, God bless you.
        if you are moving with same attitude, i am afraid soon you’ll see the consequences.

        • Ausaf, this is the mentality of our people due to which we are suffering, and will suffer more if such attitude continues. The best way say to deal is how you already did “say salam to jahils”

          • ”Salam Osman”

            Really proud of our country’s ”parhey likhay log” that they can’t read the article properly, and then comment without thinking as they were really despo to show that they can comment or something, then when someone told them how stup*d they are, they started getting personal and attacking his family. That’s the mentality of our people, NEVER, EVER accepting their mistake, and instead of realizing and moving on, always attack on the person’s family, like as if they themselves were born without parents. They should realize that Rizwan’s parents’ invested MORE THAN ENOUGH in his ”EDUCATIONAL GROWING” hence he was able to read the article properly, and it seems that your parents didn’t invest that much that you attacked him personally, instead of accepting the mistake and moving on..

            This is the only reason Pakistan is going down. Not a single person in this territory is ready to accept their mistake. Instead they’re all ready to fight back and attack the person, who showed them the right thing, personally. What a shame.

              • dnt worry bro people now a days need some to criticse them …. even he use dat word to degrde his employee in the upcomng future… “Report asy banaty hy ankhie hy ya tich button” and here he is like u parnts invstd bla bla

        • Relax. His reply is funny.

          Tich button isn’t a derogatory or offensive word.

          Maybe you should “READ” carefully next time.

      • I m with you … goood keep teaching them a lesson… illetrate people ……… dont read full artical

  • Frankly speaking Haxor’s crew is right about the state of security in general. We take things for granted in every sphere of life. Its said if you fail to plan then you must be planning to fail. Others should take notice too

  • Hardly any company let alone telco takes their website seriously in Pakistan. For instance look at warid. Regardless of the fact that they have the crappiest website, their website has no information regarding their new logo or whatever information they officially ‘unveiled’ yesterday in Dubai which we got to know about from news websites.

      • The general idea is that if these companies’ websites can be hacked so easily, the ‘private data’ they have in their servers (not websites’ servers) can also be hacked/extracted.

        • Security of website shouldn’t be compared “private data” of cellular companies. They are different domains altogether.

          • Not really, nowadays most websites are linked to the so called ”private data” as they offer customers to make accounts on their websites so they can check their own personal usage data, and most website also have an ”employees only” or ”employee login” section, which means that the private data they have on their servers CAN be hacked.

          • Yes. But its a bad notion for a company to have its website hacked. An average user may not think highly of such a company. Again, general idea would state, if they can’t keep their simple website secure enough, how can they secure our private data?

  • so a hacker haked a website to tell its owner that they should strengthen their website security #EVERYTHINGISPOSSIBLEINPAKISTAN

  • did song do anything to patch it up? since its “restored” this early i find it unlikely that they did much about it

  • BTW whoever this stupid hacking group is, just childish. WTF.. they are warning a company that worths billions of dollar around the world. I’m sure they don’t give a f** about these hackers and pakistani developers who might have made this poor site.

  • Hacking is a very common phenomenon around the world. fighting and arguing over who read the article and who didn’t is counterproductive. I think hacking should be the greater evil here not attacking those already attacked.

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