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Board of Secondary Education Karachi’s website hacked

The group behind the hacking identified itself as ‘SMOG’

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January 26, 2019


Pakistani banks hit by biggest cyber attack in country’s history

Data of 19,864 cards from 22 banks dumped for sale on the dark web

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November 6, 2018


Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million

TOKYO: Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc said on Sunday it would return about 46.3 billion yen ($425 million) of the virtual money it lost to hackers two days ago in one of the biggest-ever thefts of digital money, reported Reuters. That amounts to nearly 90 percent of the 58 billion yen worth of NEM coins…

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January 28, 2018


Netflix’s Twitter account hacked

One of Netflix Inc’s Twitter accounts was hacked on Wednesday by an entity calling itself “OurMine”. Several mocking tweets were sent from the Netflix US Twitter account (@netflix). “World security is shit. We are here to prove this :),” said one tweet. Some of the tweets were deleted in less than 10 minutes. Netflix could…

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December 21, 2016


Google’s Bangladesh domain hacked by Pakistani hackers?

By: Muhammad Farooq Dhedhi Google’s Bangladesh domain ‘’ was taken down today this morning by hackers claiming to be from Pakistan. Bangladesh users complained that they were unable to access the search engine using ‘Google chrome’ since Tuesday morning. When they typed and tried to access the ‘’, a black screen appeared with this note…

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December 20, 2016


‘Hackmailer’, who extorted lady doctors, busted

Behind this handsome looking face is an inglorious rogue…He is a hack-mailer of the sleaziest order… Find out how did he extort money out of two lady doctors from NaranValley before….Watch…

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September 9, 2015


New data leaked from ‘cheater’ site Ashley Madison

WASHINGTON: Hackers released a second batch of data Thursday from the affair-seeker website Ashley Madison, including corporate emails and sensitive computer source code. The security firm Trusted Sec said the latest data leak — first reported by Vice Media’s website Motherboard — “does appear to be legitimate like the other dump.” The new data leak…

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August 21, 2015


Qaeda terrorists kill Niloy Neel in Bangladesh for his secular thoughts

DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, was killed after the gang forced its way into his apartment, according to the Bangladesh…

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August 7, 2015


Data hacked from U.S. government dates back to 1985: U.S. official

WASHINGTON: Data stolen from U.S. government computers by suspected Chinese hackers included security clearance information and background checks dating back three decades, U.S. officials said on Friday, underlining the scope of one of the largest known cyber attacks on federal networks. The breach of computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management was disclosed on…

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June 6, 2015


Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death in Dhaka on Monday, the second such attack on a critic of religious fundamentalism in the mainly Muslim country in less than two months. Three knife-wielding attackers set upon 27-year-old Washiqur Rahman near his home on Monday morning, weeks after the murder of an American atheist blogger…

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March 30, 2015


LHC website hacked by Indian hackers

KARACHI: The Lahore High Court (LHC) website has been hacked by Indian hackers Tuesday over Bilawal Bhutto comments about Kashmir. “This hack comes in response to the Bilawal Bhutto’s statement about Kashmir,” the hackers posted a message on the Lahore High Court’s website page. “Lawange Lawange….Poora Ka poora Kashmir Lawange (We will take whole Kashmir),”…

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October 14, 2014


Apple says celebs hacked in 'targeted attack'

LOS ANGELES: Apple has said a “targeted attack” led to the release of private photos of celebrities including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence but insisted there was no breach of its cloud storage system. The admission came as experts and lawyers said the hack was a wake-up call about the dangers posed by technology to people's privacy, whether…

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September 3, 2014


US utility's control system hacked

BOSTON: A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS did not identify the utility in a report that was issued this week by the agency's Industrial Control Systems…

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May 21, 2014


Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies: US firm

WASHINGTON: A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic – rather than political – gains.According to the firm, CrowdStrike, the victims of the previously unreported cyber espionage campaign…

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January 22, 2014


Veena Malik’s social media account hacked

Web DeskMUMBAI/ KARACHI: Controversial actress Veena Malik’s social media account was hacked on Sunday by her former Digital Manager Prashant Singh, SAMAA reports.According to reports, Prashant also posted Veena's controversial photos.Meanwhile, the actress said that Prashant was like her brother, adding that he was blackmailing her for money. SAMAA

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January 5, 2014


Syrian Electronic Army says hacked into Skype accounts

LOS ANGELES: The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit on Wednesday for hacking into the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype.The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp's retiring chief executive, on its Twitter account along with the message, “You…

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January 2, 2014


UK paper hacked phones of Prince William's wife, brother – court

LONDON: The phones of Prince William's wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson, were hacked by staff working for Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, a London court was told on Thursday.Prosecutor Andrew Edis told the Old Bailey criminal court that recordings of messages to Kate from William, including one in…

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December 19, 2013


German group claims to have hacked Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner

BOSTON: A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.If the claim is verified, it will be embarrassing for Apple which is betting on the scanner to set its…

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September 23, 2013


Nasdaq forum website hacked, passwords compromised

NEW YORK: Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq OMX Group's community forum website and gained access to the email usernames and passwords of the members of the site, which took two days to come back online on Thursday evening.The New York-based exchange operator said in an emailed letter to users of the forum that no e-commerce or transactions…

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July 19, 2013


ITV News Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

LONDON: British broadcaster ITV (ITV.L) on Friday became the latest media outlet to have one of its Twitter feeds hacked by anonymous supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, just days after Twitter beefed up security to prevent such attacks.Twitter Inc said on Wednesday that it had started rolling out an optional two-step authentication regime for…

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May 25, 2013

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