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In June 2010, a computer worm referred to as “Stuxnet” allegedly targeted centrifuges at the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz nuclear facility in Iran. It was claimed that Stuxnet reduced Iran’s nuclear enrichment capacity by as much as 30 percent. If these claims are to be believed, a cleverly designed computer program achieved what was hardly possible with a full-blown armed conflict.

In 2012, Visa and MasterCard, the two leading credit card providers in the world, suffered a major security breach, affecting up to 10 million credit cards worldwide. In September 2014, a cyberattack on Home Depot, one of the largest retail stores in the world, resulted in 56 million plastic cards data to be stolen... Read more



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Securing Cyberspace for Pakistan

Bangladesh’s central bank governor, Atiur Rahman, tenders his resignation on March 15, following one of the biggest cyber heists in the history of the world. Over $81 million are stolen from the bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in February this year.

Media reports state unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh bank and transferred the money from its account at the New York Fed to Sri Lanka and Philippines. Preliminary investigation indicates cybercriminals had tried to withdraw around $1 billion but the other transactions were thwarted after a typo in instructions that raised a red flag.

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