Lessons for Pakistan on how to gear up for cyber security

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KARACHI: While Middle East countries have faced humanitarian disasters spawned by Syria and Yemen since time immemorial, a greater problem now faces these countries; cyber-crime.

Cyber war is a pretty new phenomenon with countries like Iran conducting their first cyber-attack against its rivals during diplomatic crises in the year 2012. A group of Iranians calling themselves ‘Cutting Sword of Justice’ launched a malware attack on Saudi Arabia’s national oil company-Aramco infected 30,000 workstations. Also, it managed to make its way into the Qatar-based RasGas.