Lahore Board is Exposing Private Data of All Students to Make Money

Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is shamelessly exposing the private data of every student that appeared for its SSC examination just to make few thousand or few hundred thousand rupees at most.

Exposed information include name, mobile phone number, address, CNIC, school name, father name and even the pictures of students, including those of female students.

Below is the information that’s reveled:

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It is beyond comprehension that why a government department is playing with the privacy — and ultimately the lives — of 131,000 students against some bucks.

According to details, Lahore Board decided to offer an online a facility for “Rechecking of Papers”, for which the website displays the private information of every student that appeared in SSC examination.

Our sources at Lahore BISE confirmed that decision was taken by the authority even after they were told that private information of student may get leaked.

However, to make money as this feature will trigger more “Rechecking of Papers” queries, authority decided to compromise with the privacy of students but to keep the facility available online.

Not to mention, one paper of one student is rechecked for Rs. 750.

Lahore Board high-ups said that Issue is in their notice, but they don’t have plans to fix the issue

Lahore BISE, could even introduce a small check, such as verification of last four digit of phone numbers, for any re-checking requests to safeguard the data to an extent.

But apparently the authorities concerned are not only greedy but incompetent as well.

It maybe recalled that upcoming cyber law has punishments for revealing the private data of individuals. It is wondered what punishment one may give to these Lahore BISE officials who have leaked private information 131,000 students.

P.S. We reported the loophole to Lahore BISE before running the story, to which they said that issue is under their notice but they won’t take any action on this for now (clearly to make some money).

Calls made to Public Relation Officer of Lahore BISE were not returned.

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


    • Well, technically, if you know how to do it, you can dump the entire data in few hours, without knowing the roll numbers.

      • I just tested and if this is intentional this is extremely bad! Even for non technical person as long as you know the school name you can find list and details of every student!

        Data security laws or not the way everything is being shifted to computers in every department without much work on security this is a nightmare waiting to happen or probably smart people are already misusing!

      • Aamir bhai, good that you are highlighting, but just to confirm the picture you are have used as banner is it a stock image?

      • Aamir bhai these days, you never reply to my comments, pehle bhi 4 vulgar pics wala comment dia tha. You said you will look into it. Aur abhi is post par aapko comment kia hai and you didn’t replied. Baat kuch hazam nahi horahi.

  • That’s really horrible. Was able to get the information of a poor student by just putting a random roll number. Concerned authorities should take action ASAP.

  • This is not the first time. They are doing it since some years. The first time I noticed, I even contacted the Board, but they said they are looking into this matter.

  • کسی کی بیٹیوں کی تصاویر اور مکمل معلومات دینے کی کوئی تک آج سرگودھا بورڈ کا بھی رزلٹ تھا مگر وہاں صرف نام اور رزلٹ تھا

  • It makes no sense whatsoever to expose the data of a candidate. Those private details are sensitive. Under our own Cyber law whoever built this website and exposed the info should be and could be prosecuted (I suppose). I am done with the repugnant shit like this.

    Someone should reach out to CM Punjab, at least the board would know what is meant by PRIVACY then.

  • Whether you need a roll number to get the info or not, this is still not right by any standards. Selling this info to marketers and or other illegal entities for business gain is unacceptable. What will become of Pakistan. It really worries me.

  • That’s why, I love Federal Board! I sent a message to the board and the problem was solved in a day when the roll number slips of HSSC were released (April 2016) on the official website.

    • Did you check again? Did they take any action? Just to know did they really take some action within about 3 months.

  • delete this *ucking article, now every noob will be trying to get others data, if you would not have published this article only few would had access to info but you had to earn some money too!

  • that is ridiculous and shameful. they can’t design a proper system for the students. This must be investigated by the government

  • This is wrong, may be we need to complain with PTA and NR3C. Sharing cell number, address and pic of student puts them on great risk.

  • this is horrible, they have hired a cracked mind developer who even dont know how sensitive it could be to put such personal information on stake so openly. you can get personal information including cell no’s and pictures of female students also, someone can easily put it in negative use. height of irresponsibility..

  • What a shame. It’s not just BISE, prominent Social Clubs like Hyderabad Gymkhana and Chenab Club sell entire membership database for a few thousand rupees to SMS marketing companies, And the members end deleting un-wanted SMSs forever.

  • lolz it took me few seconds to figure out and extract mobile phone, pic, address and other stuff. Mean’s using scripts i can download all data easily. What a shame, parchio walo ko bharti karo gy to ye to hoga (^_^)

  • This is a serious CRIME! They CANNOT share private data like that. But what do you expect when registered CRIMINALS are sitting in elected parliament!

    My Suggestion: They should setup an online registration system, so that students can use their roll number to register & setup a password to make an account. Then no one can see their private data.

  • Good that you are highlighting, but just to confirm the picture you are have used as banner is it a stock image?

      • Can you justify the choice of banner pic having only female students, why not a pic having both male and female students?
        Second, the headline, can the author tell who (is it some individual or some group) exactly is making the money by exposing the data?
        It is surely a poor implementation on part of BISE, Lahore which could have been highlighted in a more a professional way.
        Lastly, many are now aware of the flaw and must be searching for their favourite pupil. Thanks to yellow journalism.

  • Thank you so much my dear govt for employing people in govt IT departments who don’t even know abc of data security. Shair har vari fairrrrr….Zindabad PMLN

  • yes its true , someone should put criminal charges on these people because its unethical and a live attack on people’s privacy.


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