During Eid, hackers in Pakistan increased their use of phishing emails.

Cyber threat actors continued to operate in Pakistan throughout Eid al-Fitr.

ProPakistani was informed by sources at the National Information Technology Board (NITB) that over the Eid vacations, hackers attempted to steal the data of Pakistani users using phoney emails.

NITB sources claim that during Eid and every other festival, hackers sent phoney emails with links or documents. When users click on these URLs, they are immediately prompted for their username and password. If they enter these details, their system is compromised.

In addition to phoney emails relating to the Eid holidays, emails with alluring offers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr have also been detected. Users were instructed to click on the links in these emails to learn the actual Eid Ul Fitr holidays after receiving false information about the holidays and modifications to the holidays.

The topic “Eid Holiday Cabinet Division Press.docx” of a spear phishing email was found. A fake “Cabinet Division” paper was used in the malicious scheme. Regarding this phoney paper, Cabinet Division and NITB issued an advisory in which they urged consumers to avoid receiving such emails.

According to NITB officials, hackers attempt to steal user data during Eid or any other holiday using a variety of methods. Hackers send phishing emails or messages with links in attempt to entice users. On such occasions, users are encouraged to exercise caution and avoid clicking on any random links.

Government employees have been reminded to solely consult official sources for information on Eid holidays or other official directives.

 

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