Dawn today published a notice on its website to tell everyone that they are under cyber attack, something that’s become a usual occurence for publishers these days.
Dawn said that their website has been under attack for the last three months. It said that attacks are not limited to the website only, but their social media accounts and accounts of staff members have also been put under severe security pressure.
Interestingly, Dawn isn’t the first website in Pakistan that’s been under attack. Actually, if I may speak frankly, all news websites are attacked and DDoSed by hackers for number of reasons.
If you go and check with any publisher, no matter how small or big it is, they will tell you that they have faced similar attacks at least once — if not more.
With such trends, it is worth wondering why Dawn is choosing now to tell everyone that it’s under attack.
Whatever the case, we understand Dawn’s conditions and sentiments, and would advise them to use Google Shield Project for fool proof protection.
Here’s what a message posted on Dawn’s website says: