On Wednesday, Pakistani internet service provider, StormFiber’s website got briefly hacked. “This morning, our website https://www.stormfiber.com was attacked by foreign hackers and the home page was changed. No customer payment data was compromised as the website stores limited public, static content,” an official statement issued by the company said.
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StormFiber’s Website is Built on the Latest Technology and Infrastructure
In any case, the statement added, the company took down the website to cleanse it and patch the vulnerability before bringing it up. “As a side, StormFiber’s website built on the latest technology and infrastructure has also completed development and will be deployed next month. It was undergoing testing when this unfortunate incident on our existing website took place”, stated StormFiber in the official statement.
For payments, the leading internet service provider (ISPR) said, users, log on to use an external Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) where users are asked to enter their card numbers each time, they make their payment. “We do this as we store no payment data at the time of processing the payment. We are in the process of enabling tokenization to save card numbers securely, however, until this is enabled, reentering card details each time without saving them is the most secure method.”
The Indian Hackers Praised Their Nation on the Hacked Website
The hackers, who are linked to India, have posted a message with the Indian flag praising their armed forces on the official website. “Thank you to all the brave fighters who sacrificed lives to make us one of the greatest and proudest nations in the world,” says the note on StormFiber’s website. Danish Lakhani, the CEO of StormFiber’s parent company Cybernet, said that the company has a strong backup system across all major cities, assuring that no data breach occurred on StormFiber’s website.
In addition to this, previously, the same group of hackers hacked the Government of Pakistan website, making it impossible for the authorities to conduct business online. The website was quickly saved, though.