Hackers use coronavirus to target mobile devices and computers, warns PTA

Hackers use coronavirus to target mobile devices and computers, warns PTA. Pakistan’s telecommunications Authority said hackers are targeting mobile phones and computers by sending malware via materials related to coronavirus. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has warned the public to be alert in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic against hackers and scammers.

Pakistan’s telecommunications authority said hackers are targeting mobile phones and computers by sending malware via materials related to coronavirus. “Hackers infect mobile phones and computers by sending malware to the public via scam emails, tweets, image advertisements, files, documents or links related to coronavirus,” PTA warned in its post.

Hackers use coronavirus to hack Smart Devices

“Therefore, stay safe and visit only legitimate websites to obtain reliable coronavirus-related news,” the authority added. Taking care of one’s computer systems and mobile devices has become even more relevant nowadays as people are compelled to remain in their homes amid the spread of coronavirus in the world.

Internet use in Pakistan has increased in a matter of days by 15 percent, owing to a rise in online activities by educational institutions and companies and individuals’ and organizations ‘policy of’ work from home.

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“In the region, however, there’s enough internet capacity available to meet the increasing demands of the future. PTA has been tracking internet use trends closely to ensure that in this difficult period fast and reliable telecom services remain available to customers, “PTA said.

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