Latest NSA leaks, coming from the same source that revealed tools that NSA used to hack computers around the world earlier this year, confirm that at least four Pakistani ISPs were attacked and hacked by NSA from 2000 to 2004.
It is unclear how deep these hacks had penetrated back then but source confirms that NSA had backdoor access to various computers on these networks.
Hacked ISPs include Multinet, Paknet (which was merged into PTCL in 2007), Micronet (now Nayatel) and PTCL’s gateway exchange in Lahore.
Latest set of leaks indicate various data sets including the configuration setting of the tools that were using to hack servers. Data reveals that majority of hacked servers were running Solaris, an operating system from Sun Microsystems that was widely used back in the days.
Not to mention, this data is at least 10 years old when NSA wasn’t as aggressive as it is currently. With more people on the internet and NSA getting only stronger with time — since there’s no one to question them — it can be assumed that cent percent Pakistani ISPs are now on their radar and anything you do on internet can be monitored by American agencies.
Even your Mobile Phones aren’t spared as NSA has confirmed monitoring access to all Pakistani telcos.
Thanks Mohammed Anas Dawoodi for tip.