IT Security Board & National Telecom Notifies FBR of Possible Cyber Attack
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been warned by the National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) that government job advertisement-related emails are being sent to the general public by hackers with the intent of obtaining personal information and launching a cyberattack on government organisations.
The NTISB issued a warning to the tax regulator on Friday in this regard. These emails, according to the NTISB’s notice to government departments, contain biodata forms as attachments with embedded data-stealing malware.
An individual’s device is infiltrated when they download an email attachment, and the hacker gains access to all stored data. To protect their personal information, citizens are warned not to download attachments or click links offered by such appealing emails.
Hackers are spreading a suspicious emails with the subject “Govt Jobs/ Recruitment” that contains a malicious Word document as an attachment. When you get the attachment, perform the following: A malware is a type of malware that runs in the background. Confucius APT Group used a Biodata form in a spear-phishing assault to collect information on a big scale.
A Cyber Alert has been issued, as seen above. All federal and provincial departments/ministries are urged to take proper precautions while posting job openings on their websites, according to the statement.