Dawn Media Group, through a message posted on their Facebook page and the website, has claimed to have been under a cyber attack, from over past three months.
According to the official statement:
“… over the last three months, the Dawn Media Group has been under cyber attack. Multiple attempts have been made to hack and hijack our official social media accounts and the accounts of our staff.”
The same message is also being shown on their website.
Of course, this is not the first time that a Pakistani site, especially one as popular as Dawn, has been under cyber attack. But considering the fact that millions of Pakistanis rely on the content posted on Dawn and other news sites like this, even a simple hack and changing a few news stories can have a disastrous effect.
Though it is great to know that Dawn is aware of these attacks and is taking steps to ensure that no harm comes to its integrity.
We’ll keep updating you on this story if any new information pans out.