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Geo News website hacked Pro-Axact message posted

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The official website of Geo News was hacked on Sunday evening. The IT experts of Geo, however, managed to get the website restored within one hour. The incident was brought to the notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which have started a probe.

Unknown hackers attacked the official website of Geo News at 7.30 in the evening and hacked it. The hackers removed the home page of Geo News from the site and issued their message. The hackers displayed on the whole page their message in favour of Axact, the company facing court proceedings for fraudulently selling fake degrees. The hackers’ page was headed “HACKED” and a message on the whole page that the law-enforcement agencies reacted against Axact on the report of a foreign newspaper. Investigations had been initiated soon after the report, raids were conducted and the owners (of Axact) were arrested without any delay. While appreciating the efficiency shown in this case, the hacker mocked the agencies arguing that they do not do so in other matters.

In their message, the hackers have written the names of Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, Altaf Hussain and other political leaders pointing out how the system was run wrongly during their governments yet action was never taken against their wrongdoings. There is no coverage of how these leaders have looted the people, it said.

Referring to Axact, the hackers said that the crime of Axact has not even been proved so far. “We also want to know why Pakistani media always spreads hate and negative effects and our real successes and achievements are seldom brought to limelight.” The cyber crime wing has initiated an inquiry to trace the hackers.

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