ECP website down following a cyber attack

ISLAMABAD: The website of Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) was attacked continuously on the second day and the website is currently out of access.

Sources quoted as saying that, Cyber attacks on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) website have been foiled previously but the website itself has been shutdown deliberately to avoid further attacks.

Director General IT at the ECP said that Asian and Russian hackers launched attacks on the website but these attacks were foiled, adding all the data of the Election Commission, posted on the website, is saved.

“Had our host server was based in Pakistan, then there could have been immense loss,” he said, adding ECP host server is based in Canada, which now being transferred to more secure server.

IT spokesperson said that ECP’s website has been shutdown under a deliberate strategy to avoid further attacks during the transition period.

It may be mentioned that ECP website carries all the crucial data with regard to upcoming general elections in May.