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Sensitive data of Pakistan's Finance ministry hacked in cyber attack: report

10:53 AM | 30 Mar, 2022
Sensitive data of Pakistan's Finance ministry hacked in cyber attack: report

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Finance and Revenue revealed that its official data pertaining to email communication with foreign countries and financial institutions was hacked in a cyber attack three months ago, it emerged on Wednesday.

"The hacker claimed to have shared 72GB official data with us from 2012 to 2022 having official communication," Geo News quoted Aamir Atta, the chief executive of a social media platform, as saying in its report.

Saying the data was published after verification, Atta expressed concerns over the data leak and growing hacking attacks.

The report said that a spokesperson of the ministry had earlier rubbished the claims of such hacking incident.

Later, the ministry issued a statement about the news pertaining to the hacking attempt and leak of the official data.

It clarified that the news item pertains to a three-month old hacking incident. Thereafter, instant measures had been taken and a thorough cyber security audit was conducted, the statement said.

The veracity of the news was not established, it said. 

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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