One of the largest ever female univeraity students data hacking scandal in Pakistan
*LAHORE - A major hacking scandal which is said to be biggest in Pakistan has unearthed as the stolen data of various female students of Punjab University (PU) was sold out on ‘Dark Web’.*
The latest revelations raised eyebrows of many regarding measures taken by cybersecurity units working across the country to curb such criminal activities on world wide web.
Sources said that stolen data of the varsity’s female students, including phone numbers, photos and videos, was being traded to Dark Web users.
“The stolen data was transacted in renowned decentralised digital currency, Bitcoin, while this heinous business is still going on,” said sources. They confirmed that hackers have used spy apps for thieving the students’ information.
However, further details regarding the number of individuals whose data was stolen and major sources of information collection sniped by hackers are yet to be known.
When contacted the Punjab University (PU) officials, they clarified that no information of female students existed on the varsity’s official website.
“PU administration has written a letter to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and exchange of information will be made after the commencement of formal probe,” the spokesperson confirmed.
The spokesperson said that the varsity will take strict action against the persons responsible for hacking personal data of its students.
The FIA cyber crimes’ circle has also initiated a thorough investigation into the matter.