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PR No. 81
NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION COMPROMISED IN HACKING ATTEMPT ON 'COVID-19 GOV PK' MOBILE APPLICATION: IT MINISTRY
Islamabad June 11, 2020

On June 9, 2020 a claim was posted on social media regarding hacking attempts made on 'Covid-19 Gov PK' mobile application run by National Information Technology Board (NITB). Although attempt was made on the application, however, no Personally Identifiable Information was compromised. NITB has been directed to enhance the security features of the application on emergent basis. While securing Digital assets and cyber space is an ever evolving & continuous process, government is taking various measures to improve the security of cyber space such as establishment of CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Teams) and building public private partnerships for enhancing capacity of government institutions and delivery of quality services..

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