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Indian hackers target Pakistani politicians, army generals at secret services’ behest: report

11:24 AM | 6 Nov, 2022
Indian hackers target Pakistani politicians, army generals at secret services’ behest: report
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ISLAMABAD – Indian hackers targeted Pakistani politicians, army generals along with top government officials at the behest of the country’s secret services, a report by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed.

The UK-based organization in its report maintained that Indian hackers, in their latest hacking attempt, were snooping at top Pakistani leaders after being given dirty tasks by incumbent rulers.

The report revealed that specific members were tasked earlier this year to keep an eye on the former information minister Fawad Chaudhry while the last dictator General Pervez Musharraf was the most famous Pakistan-related target.

The shocking revelation in the latest exposes claimed that different malwares were used to take over the devices of senior generals and embassies in Beijing, Shanghai, and Kathmandu in a similar way.

A hacking gang, that goes by the name of WhiteInt, was being run from the Indian city of Gurugram by TV cybersecurity expert Aditya Jain.

The hacking team, which operated from a city just southwest of the Indian capital ran a network of hackers for years, who were hired by UK detectives to hack email accounts and spy smart gadgets of their targets.

More than 100 individuals including critics of Qatar were targeted while scores of targets were British lawyers and members of elite families including Ashok Hinduja and Robert Tchenguiz, per the report.

UK’s former chancellor of exchequer Philip Hammond Ghanem Nuseibeh, French politician Nathalie Goulet, a British-based oligarch fleeing Vladimir Putin, former head of European football Michel Platini, Sunday Times editor Jonathan Calvert, BBC’s political editor Chris Mason, president of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis and his deputy Alain Berset, Formula One motor racing bosses Ruth Buscombe and Otmar Szafnauer, former Fifa and Uefa investigator Nick Raudenski, AP journalist Alan Suderman, German lawyer Mark Somos and French investigative reporter Yann Philippin, were the other targets of Indian hackers.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 4 March 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on March 4, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 4 March 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89

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