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Hackers again attack ECP’s web site

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Amid the preparation of general election, the Election Commission of Pakistan’s website was once again attacked by hacker on Saturday, the commission however said, it defended the attack.

The attack came at a time when the traffic on the website increased ahead of the general elections.

Earlier on Friday, Indian hackers attacked the site of ECP which caused website down.

The attacker had defaced the home page and has possibly compromised its availability to visitors.

As the cyber attack entered its second day on Saturday, the election commission decided to shift its website on another server.

According to the report, the ECP has stated that all its data is secure despite the attack and the website was restored.

The other possibility could be the impact of the Spamhaus attack, the largest DDoS attack in the world’s history that has mainly affected North America and Europe and slowed down internet globally.

The official government sites are at risk of such attacks because their host server PKNIC is vulnerable to basic-level cyber attacks, Baloch added. PKNIC is a shared registry system that manages the .pk domain name space (DNS) for Pakistani websites.

Indian black hats are targeting Pakistani websites almost on a daily basis with the Federal Investigation Agency being aware of the issue.

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