Dozens of Pakistani Ministries, including MoIT Hacked!

Official websites of dozens of Pakistani ministries, including Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Works and others have been hacked and defaced by Indian hackers, we have checked.

According to information shared with ProPakistani, one Indian hacker group is found involved behind all the hacking.

It is yet not clear if mail servers and other back-end data, that may contain crucial information, is also hacked or not.

Experts say that it is very unlikely that email data of these ministries is hacked as a lot of Pakistani government offices use third-party cloud email solutions.

It must be mentioned here that Pakistani hackers group were active in the morning and they had succeeded in hacking some websites, however, in retaliation Indian hackers have left dozens of Pakistani websites hacked and defaced.

For those who don’t know, Pakistani and Indian hackers are usually found active during Independence Day to celebrate their respective national days by hacking cross-border websites.

If responded by Pakistani hackers — which is very likely — this may go out of hands and hundreds or even thousands of websites from both sides of border may end up in hands of hackers.

    • It is very unlikely that our hackers have the same potential as their hackers….

  • We have the best ethical hackers.
    You will see the retaliation with aggressive attack on Indian websites.
    And you will see pakistan flag on 100s of Indian websites.

  • Maryam Nawaz is chief of IT. If his father can share informations about Security of country with Indians, why not the daughter. Kindly employ the loyal and Pakistan loving people in the ministry.

  • Request to the authorities of Pakistan : Kindly let us know what is in VOLUME 10, to know deeply NA Ehl wazir e Azam’ deals with Israel and INdia. Hackers are also something like him, leaking internal security.

  • This is because of an insecurely coded website. They aren’t able to take them down using DDOS because the sites are protected by NTCs DDOS protection solution.
    They need to change their web developers.

    ProPakistani do a followup story on the cloud based email solution the Ministries are using. Are these inside of Pakistan at NTC or outside? If outside like say at Google or Yahoo or Hotmail, isn’t that an even bigger security risk than hosting in Pakistan???

    • A quick check of the dns shows that they are protected by Rapidcompue/Cybernet and not NTC. I doubt if ntc has the capacity or capability to do any thing.

  • Websites of most ministries had been developed by egovernment directorate, a body under Ministry of IT. The Ministry should be taken to task for failing to develop secure websites for these different ministries. Such cyberattacks are a slap on the face of these ministries. Need to do penetration testing of all government websites.

  • I wonder why this happened as i know they did had adequate security few years ago. And i am aware of teh internal setup which was 2 years ago it wasnt possible or too easy to do a multi site hack.. guess they change some infrastructure stuff

  • the potential is there do not underestimate,we must cater the merit, challenges are always on front good lads are in this field they should handle aggressively,

  • When the non-technical developers (without merit) hired, then this is the destiny..
    A website that can be developed at most in 1lac PKR with full-security, why these government websites are developed in crore rupees with all possible vulnerabilities??

  • PROPAK “staff” please do not censor my comments just because they are telling the truth about India — are you also investing in Indian assets yourself, like our “late” prime-minister, rather than taking salary from Aamer?
    Not one abuse word, not one bad word, and yet my comments censored?
    Grow-up and be a man, all it takes is courage to defend your own country and give facts and figures about our true enemies.

    • Really funny!! Deleting my actual comment THRICE, and just putting the commentary! Well done! Shows me Propk’s changing colors. . maybe you are now a division of Geo/Jew News?

  • why dont the pakistani websites use google public dns and use https …..they wont be hacked

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