FBR unveils cyber secuirty Policy

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FBR unveils cyber secuirty Policy

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has warned tax officials working from home to take extra precautionary measures to avoid cybersecurity threats that may result in the leakage of the confidential data of the taxpayers who are registered with the FBR.

The Pakistan Revenue Automation Limited (PRAL)-IT arm of the FBR has issued a stern warning regarding this to the tax officials who are work from home. ------------------------------

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Senior FBR officials informed ProPakistani that necessary measures are being taken to avoid the theft of data and that other security issues during the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic are also being addressed.

As per PRAL’s letter to the tax officials of the FBR, officials switching to working remotely because of the ongoing pandemic can create cybersecurity problems for an organization like the FBR and its employees. It added that attackers are exploiting the situation, which is why the officials must be wary of phishing emails, scams, and other hacking attempts.

Additionally, a new type of phishing attack that is focusing on COVID-19 is on the rise. Phishing 85 spam emails are sent to users instructing them to open an infected word document, claiming it to be an update report from either the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Pakistani Health Authorities.