The Asian Age

Pro­test­ers storm PTV HQ, force trans­mis­sion to be sus­pended Hashmi claims Im­ran fol­low­ing Army dik­tat Hack­ers take down govt web­sites, leak bank records

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Is­lam­abad, Sept. 1: A group of Pak­istani hack­ers tem­po­rar­ily brought down sev­eral gov­ern­ment por­tals, in­clud­ing that of the Army, and leaked 23,000 bank records in a bid to support the on­go­ing anti- gov­ern­ment protests in the coun­try.

The group call­ing them­selves “Anony­mous Op Pak­istan” hacked over two dozen gov­ern­ment web­sites overnight, a few of which re­mained in­ac­ces­si­ble. Some of the hacked web­sites were de­faced, the

Dawn re­ported. The group also leaked a zip file con­tain­ing 23,000 bank records al­legedly con­nected to the gov­ern­ment. The zip file con­tained a doc­u­ment that stated the leak was car­ried out by ASOR Hack Team.

In nu­mer­ous on­line mes­sages, the group said it was car­ry­ing out the at­tacks for po­lit­i­cal rea­sons, in support of the on­go­ing antigov­ern­ment protests in the coun­try. “We will be­gin at once as­sist­ing the peace­ful pro­test­ers in Pak­istan with ev­ery tool and tac­tic at our dis­posal. And we will ini­ti­ate the process of re­mov­ing ev­ery ves­tige of the Pak­istan gov­ern­ment from the In­ter­net and shut­ting down their com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work,” the group said in an on­line mes­sage.

“As for the crim­i­nal se­cu­rity and mil­i­tary forces who have so bar­bar­i­cally at­tacked your own peo­ple in Pak­istan, we will col­lect ev­i­dence of your crimes and deal with you in the time and man­ner of our choos­ing,” the mes­sage said. Pak­istan Army and Air Force, are some of the web por­tals hacked by the group.

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