The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has warned the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that hackers are sending government job advertisement-related emails to the general public to obtain personal information and launch a cyberattack on government organizations.
On Friday, the National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board issued a warning to the tax authority in this respect. According to the NTISB’s alert to government agencies, these emails include biodata forms as attachments containing data-stealing malware.
When someone downloads an email attachment, their device is penetrated, and the hacker obtains access to all stored data. Citizens are advised not to accept files or click links supplied in such attractive emails to protect their personal information.
Hackers are sending emails with the subject “Government Jobs/ Enrollment” with a malicious Word document. When you receive the attachment, complete the following steps: A malware that operates in the background is known as malware. In a spear-phishing attack, Confucius APT Group utilized a Biodata form to obtain information on a large scale.
As shown above, a Cyber Alert has been issued. According to the statement, all federal and provincial departments/ministries are reminded to take adequate safeguards while posting job opportunities on their websites.