Cyber Attack shuts down Election Commission of Pakistan website


The Election Commission of Pakistan(ECP) website reportedly suffered cyber attacks - Pakistan Government temporarily shuts down the www.ecp.gov.pk to avoid further cyber attack.

The attacks are allegedly originated from Asia and Russia, according to Director General IT, Khizar Aziz statement.
 
“Had our host server was based in Pakistan, then there could have been immense loss,”The Pakistan Today quoted as Khizar Aziz saying.

He said the ECP host server is Canada-based server.  He also said that they are transferring the ECP to more secure server to prevent future cyber attacks.

"Aziz said that ECP’s website has been shutdown under a deliberate strategy to avoid further attacks during the transition period." The Pakistan Today report reads.
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