Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has clarified that its official website hasn’t been hacked and is working perfectly.
Reports on social media platforms suggest that a group of hackers discontent with the regulator’s move to ban the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game has hacked the website.
PTA website is accessible. Rumours of hacking are incorrect.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 2, 2020
When checked, PTA’s website, however, is taking ages to respond. It might be due to a wide range of issues but it doesn’t seem to be hacked apparently.
Earlier this week, PTA decided to temporarily suspend PUBG in Pakistan after a sharp increase in suicide cases linked with the game.
In May, Lahore High Court (LHC) had also directed to ban PUBG following the hearing of a petition contending that the game has adversely impacted youngsters.