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Ransomware virus hits state-owned ‘Insurance Company’

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ISLAMABAD: Malicious software Ransomware reportedly infiltrated computers of the government-owned insurance company, local media reported on Friday.

An alert was issued across the country soon after the attack.

State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, an insurance company run by the state, has issued precautionary measures and recommendations to its staffers in order to prevent the organization’s computers from getting infected.

The report said that several computers of various organizations were reportedly under cyber attacks while infiltrating the malicious software to computers of at least three famed hospitals, a cement factory, and an oil refinery company.

Cyber security experts demanded the government to immediately take notice of the cyber attacks and constitute a ‘Cyber Incident Response Committee’.

Meanwhile, the State Bank of Pakistan has directed all commercial banks to upgrade their operating systems and boost security in the computers by updating the anti-ware and virus software to prevent any hacking bid.

Crime

1971 specter lingers on: Pak FO concerned over death sentences to 6 JI leaders!

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office said it was concerned over the death sentences handed over yesterday (23rd of November) to six Jamaat-e-Islami activists for looting and killing a Hindu man, killing a Chhatra League leader, killing 13 chairmen and members of five unions.

According to details though International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh has convicted six (Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz Mia, Ruhul Amin, Abu Muslim Muhammad Ali, Abdul Latif, Najmul Huda and Abdur Rahim Mia) only Abdul Latif is incarcerated. All the other five had been proclaimed as absconders.

They were indicted in been indict by the tribunal on 28th of June 28, 2016 for committing crimes against humanity during 1971 war. 

 

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Quetta

COAS launches Khushal Baluchistan project in Quetta!

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QUETTA: In order to ensure stability through social-economic development and security, COAS has inaugurated Khushal Baluchistan project here today. 

According to sources the high-level meeting apropos developmental project was held at the Southern Command Headquarter in the city.

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Alleged forgery lands two Chinese nationals in FIA lock-up!

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KARACHI: Two Chinese nationals – Zhong Zhongmin and Li Chonhong, Country Manager and Deputy Country Manager of the Chinese firm M/s BGP (Pakistan) International – have been nabbed by FIA for submitting forged documents here today.

According to details FIA has registered a case against the  oil and gas surveying company, its clearing agent M/s IMT Co, customs personnel etc for forgery.

The accused had endeavored to get surveying equipment worth Rs. 677m cleared by means of fake papers.

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