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Advanced cyber attack targets the Saudi kingdom!

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RIYADH: Saudi authorities have informed that they had identified an advanced cyber attack targeting the Kingdom here on Monday (20th of November). 

According to details hackers attempted to disrupt government computers. 

Sources have informed that the NCSC has detected a new Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) that is targeting Saudi Arabia. 

Attack sought to penetrate computers using email phishing techniques. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Saudi Arabia has come under numerous cyber attacks, including  Shamoon, the forceful disc-wiping malware active in attacks against the Saudi energy sector in 2012.

The world’s biggest oil company, Saudi Aramco, was among the firms hit by Shamoon, in what is said to be the worst cyber attack in country’s history.

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IS claims responsibility of suicide bomb attack/firing on Quetta church that killed ten, injured 57

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M. M. ALAM

QUETTA: A  tragedy of colossal nature was evaded today when police effectively stopped four suicide bombers outside Bethel Memorial Methodist Church harboring a congregation of some 400 here on Zarghoon Road.

According to details four suicide bombers attempted to enter the church but vigilant policemen prevented them from going inside as a result an encounter took place. One of the bombers was shot dead while another blew himself up.

Ten people (including three women) were killed and 57 injured (ten critically) as a result of firing and explosions. Police has declared the Church clear after neutralizing the bombers.

Two terrorists were reportedly seen bolting  the scene of crime with police in hot pursuit. IS has claimed responsibility of the attack holding two plungers from the group had attacked the church.

 

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(VIDEO AND TEXT) APS tragedy remembered by Karachiites at Arts Council!

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M. M. ALAM

KARACHI: Lobby of the Arts Council of Pakistan was the place where hundreds of Karachiites converged on the evening of 16th December to light lamps remembering the lost of innocent lives due to terrorist attack on Army Public School the very day three years ago.

Literati Iftikhar Arif, Haseena Moin, Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan and President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah while addressing the ladies and gentlemen in the audience reaffirmed their resolve to work towards making Pakistan an enlightened Islamic state.

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German girl who joined IS at the age of 15 meets her mother and sister in Iraq Jail

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BAGHDAD: German girl Linda Wenzel 17, who joined IS at the age of 15 and married a fighter before being apprehended at Mosul, was allowed to see her mother and sister today here in the jail where she is awaiting trial to commence next month.

She said that after arriving here she realized that a wrong picture was portrayed before her apropos rosy life after joining IS.

It is pertinent to mention here that the schoolgirl from Pulsnitz (Saxony) got snared into the IS trap by means of videos. Though she was the third best in the class she wanted to live differently and by means of Facebook managed to meet someone who converted her to Islam.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv informed that her husband died five months after marriage in a combat. It has further been told that Linda – who was not involved in any violence – was forced to do domestic work as a servant after her husband’s death. 

 

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