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Afghanistan envoy’s Facebook page ‘hacked’

Afghanistan envoy’s Facebook page ‘hacked’

May 26, 2018 - 20:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Facebook account of Afghanistaninfo-icon’s ambassador to Islamabad, Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, and e-mail account of his deputy were allegedly hacked by unknown perpetrators, a reliable source said Saturday.

The hacking incident happened this ongoing month that included the hacking of Ambassador Dr. Zakhilwal’s Facebook page and the e-mail of his deputy, Zardasht Shams, according to the source at the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad.

The source said the hackers sent some materials to the Pashtuninfo-icon Tahafuz Movement (PTM) to indicate that the movement “received support from Afghanistan.”

Meanwhile, Embassy sources told the BBC that Google had informed them through a message that “some state-sponsored hackers”
were attempting to hack embassy addresses.

After the Google’s message, the email account of an Afghan diplomat was hacked and materials were sent to “the Pashtun Protection Movement.”

The movement in Pakistaninfo-icon emerged after the killing of a Mehsud youth in Karachi and continued to demand protection and constitutional rights for the Pashtuns.

However, the movement was accused of having ties with intelligence agencies of Afghanistan and India. The movement denies these allegations.

Sources at the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad told the BBC that those who had received the emails would believe the embassy had connections with them.

The sources said such emails had been sent to a number of Pakistani politicians including former law and information minister and Awami National Party (ANP) senator Bushra Gauhar.

The female lawmaker had demanded the Pakistani parliament investigate the issue through a special commission.


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