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Cyber attack on Pak's FTO website by 'Indian' hackers

A section of Pakistan's Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) website has been hacked on Friday, March 30 by Indian hackers, said media reports.

According to media reports, the hackers have hacked one section of the website titled 'About FTO' entering the site-www.fto.gov.pk/, which is currently displaying photographs of Indian freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, with 'Hindustan Jindabad' and 'Jai Hind' written on the page instead of 'Pakistan Zindabad'.

The hacked website delivers information on the legal and procedural framework, organisational and administrative set-up of the FTO Secretariat. It also provides the address of FTO Secretariat in Islamabad and its regional offices.

Moreover, the site is a critical component of the Pakistani government's strategy to strengthen complaint filing and decision support system for aggrieved taxpayers.