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.

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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:

hacked

 

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Waqif Khan

    made in china

  • Ausaf Ur Rahman

    but the website is working fine.

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

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

      • Ausaf Ur Rahman

        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.

        • Bilal Iqbal

          Tabdeeli agae hy…lol

        • Rizwan Yaqoob

          I hope you’ll read whole article next time.
          P.S. Tich Button isn’t a swear word though.

          • Ausaf Ur Rahman

            Dear i didn’t say that Tich Button is a swear word. but once you are out of your home show what your parents have invested in you in terms of your educational growing. rest i know you can type the keyboard.

            • Rizwan Yaqoob

              They have invested enough in me that I’m able to read whole article carefully.

          • Arsalan Shah

            Sambhal ke Rizu bhai, Aapko dhamki mili hai! :P ”you’ll see the consequences” hehe

            • Rizwan Yaqoob

              bring it on! :D

          • Asad

            zuban insan ko farsh aur Arsh dono par pohancha daiti hai . so its upto you .

            • Rizwan Yaqoob

              Ever heard of sarcasm?

        • Osman

          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”

          • Arsalan Shah

            ”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.

            • Rizwan Yaqoob

              took the word right out of my mouth xD

              • Muhammad Sarmad Saleem

                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

          • impressive reply :D

        • HassaN

          hahaha ….

        • abobobilly

          Relax. His reply is funny.

          Tich button isn’t a derogatory or offensive word.

          Maybe you should “READ” carefully next time.

          • Saadia

            Not everyone can handle humor, you know :)

      • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

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

        • Rizwan Yaqoob

          *illiterate

          • Waqas

            now you know who is :D

          • Tàhír Mëhmõõd

            Spellings dont matter in conversation. :D

        • Tauqeer

          good*

      • Daniyal

        tich button ?? :p

        • Rizwan Yaqoob

          Stud button :p

    • Furqan

      website pehly b fine thi just one page was hacked which is super-selfie-star

      • Waji

        Now your data is also not safe with Zong.

  • Ali Khan

    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

  • Saad

    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.

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      I’m sure anyone having sufficient hacking skills can breach their security.

      • abobobilly

        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.

        • Guest

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

          • Arsalan Shah

            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.

          • abobobilly

            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?

  • Salahuddin Qureshi

    huh.. website is fine :/

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      did you read this article carefully before accessing Zong’s official website? It is clearly mentioned website is restored now.

      • madmax

        dumb people everywhere…

        • Rizwan Yaqoob

          Unwilling to use their brains actually.

          • Waqas

            You don’t have to pretend to be the choudhary for whole comment section.

            • Rizwan Yaqoob

              alright. you are here to save the world, right?

  • Zaeem

    Thats So Nice Of Them..Hackers U Rockks Man <3..

  • Tayyeb Sheikh

    Hussnain Bhai zindabad :P

  • SUPER BRAINS

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

    • Mohsin Mustufa

      not a bad idea
      #Hack2Protect

  • painda

    F these hackers.

  • Bilal Aahil

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

  • Guest

    Zong buy some security.Do not stay on Free services

  • Waqas

    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.

  • Nisa Rabb

    Govt. Should trace these hacker and put in the prision for 5 years,

  • Najam Ul Hasan

    Zong ni unho ne ye Web hack ki thi, zong walo ka koi qusoor ni isme.http://creativejin-labs.com/Zong/FbApp/super_selfie_fb_connect/

  • The website is created with Expression engine & Developed by CreativeJin – Bad selection moreover The Site is fully non-responsive

  • Tnt4ever

    Zong launchng 3G in sialkot by the end of thsi month.

  • annum waraich

    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.