May 30, 2024 05:28 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Delhi govt imposes fine on car wash amid severe water crisis | 'We are not in permanent marriage': Arvind Kejriwal on tie-up with Congress, predicts a 300-seat win for INDIA bloc | Pune Porsche accident: Hospital dean alleges political interference by legislator | TMC transferring SC, ST, OBC reservations to Muslims: PM Modi in Bengal | Mani Shankar Aiyar's '1962 Chinese invasion' comment sparks row, Congress distances itself after BJP ire
Pakistan registered 300 pct spike in espionage-related cyber attacks in first quarter of 2024
Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

Pakistan registered 300 pct spike in espionage-related cyber attacks in first quarter of 2024

| @indiablooms | 11 May 2024, 04:38 pm

A recent report published by the Kaspersky Response and Detection Team has shown a 300 per cent rise in espionage-related cyber-attacks in Pakistan in the first quarter of the year in comparison to the same period in 2023.

The findings underscore a concerning trend in cyber warfare, with attacks involving direct human involvement exceeding two per day in 2023, reported ARY News.

The report showed that there was a surge in cyber attacks across various sectors including finance, IT, government, and industrial fields.

The public sector recorded a 22.9 percent increase in attacks, followed by IT companies with 15.4 percent, and financial and industrial sectors reporting 14.9 percent and 11.8 percent increases, respectively, reported ARY News.

While malware attacks witnessed a slight decrease in 2023, the threat landscape in Pakistan remained mixed during the first quarters of 2023 and 2024, the news channel reported.

Backdoor attacks saw a slight uptick in 2024, indicating persistent vulnerabilities in digital infrastructure. Notably, spyware attacks surged by a remarkable 300 percent in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, raising concerns over espionage and data breaches.

Hafeez Rehman, Kaspersky’s technical group manager, told ARY News that the detection of a small number of high-severity incidents alongside an increase in medium and low-severity incidents.

He warned that targeted attacks are becoming more sophisticated and perilous.

To bolster protection against severe attacks, Rehman suggested implementation of effective automated cybersecurity solutions.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.