RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said that Pakistan’s Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) had identified a major cyber attack by Indian intelligence agencies in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday, ISPR said Indian intelligence agencies had planned to target the mobile phones and gadgets of government officials and military personnel through cyber-attack.
The military’s media affairs wing said that the cyber attack involved a “range of cybercrimes, including deceitful fabrication, by hacking the personal mobiles and technical gadgets of government officials and military personnel”.
The statement further said that different targets of “hostile intelligence agencies” were being investigated. Pakistan Army has enhanced necessary measures to thwart such activities, including action against violators of standard operating procedures on cybersecurity, it added.
The ISPR said, “An advisory is also being sent to all government departments/ institutions for identifying lapses and enhancing respective cybersecurity steps.”
Earlier, Pakistan Army troops had shot down an Indian spying quadcopter in the Pandu sector along the Line of Control (LoC).
“The quadcopter had intruded 200 meters on Pakistan’s side of the LoC,” ISPR had said in a tweet, adding that this was the tenth Indian quadcopter to be shot down by Pakistan Army troops this year.