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Hackers put over 2 million Pakistanis' private data for sale after restaurant software breach

02:15 PM | 21 Sep, 2023
Hackers put over 2 million Pakistanis' private data for sale after restaurant software breach
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ISLAMABAD – More than 2 million Pakistani citizens are facing risk of data leak as hackers got access to a private company-made database used by hundreds of restaurants.

The incident affected customers who gave their private data to restaurants for a treasure trove of personal information like credit cards, addresses and other bank details.

Media reports revealed that hackers breached the restaurant system and stole the personal data of up to 20 lac Pakistanis. The stolen private information is up for sale, with a price tag of 2 Bitcoin which equates to around 15 million Pakistani rupees.

Hackers while naming top eateries revealed having access to the databases of over 250 restaurants.

The Federal Investigators, on the other hand, said they received no complaint in this regard.

Earlier this year, Pakistani authorities thwarted an attempt to obtain sensitive information by hacking the mobile phones of senior government officials. The attempt was foiled to breach the mobile phones of senior government officials.

Lately, the government directed all IT and financial institutions, to avoid the installation or usage of Indian origin AI software or services.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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