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KE comes under cyber attack

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KARACHI: Karachi Electric’s (KE) internal communication as well as communication with banks was suspended after a cyber attack on its Information Technology (IT) system.

According to details, cyber attack over KE’s IT department has halted internal communication and links with banks, causing problems for the city’s sole electric supplier.
Last month, security agencies had foiled multiple Indian cyber attacks aimed at hacking mobile and other equipment used by the government and defence officials of the country, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the ISPR, the Indian spy agencies were behind a bid to launch multiple cyber attacks in Pakistan. “We have improved our cybersecurity after the recent bid was foiled,” the army’s media wing had said, adding that it came to notice of the security agencies after they carried out a thorough probe into the targets of the cyber attack.
It further said that all government institutions have also been directed to improve cyber security to avoid such attempts in future. – TLTP