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Lokpath faces massive cyber attacks


Published on : 21 December, 2020 6:12 am


Kathmandu : Nepal’s most popular, loved and read news portal Lokpath (Nepali&English), has been attacked from possibly Chinese hackers using Amazon’s virtual private network since early morning of December 20, 2020.

The IT Team at Lokpath has been continuously working to prevent the hacking attacks, but the hackers have not given up yet despite of the robust server and dedicated IT Team at Lokpath.

The hackers have been using all tools to take control of the lokpath.com starting from a Hybrid brute-force attack with an aim to destroy its data and system by disrupting services and trying to penetrate into the system.

The IT team at Lokpath has already identified the issue and the Cyber Bureau of Nepal Police has been informed, the Cyber Bureau Team is investigating to identify the attackers. “We have taken this issue very seriously,” says Cyber Bureau, Nepal Police, adding, “Our officers have initiated a detailed investigation into the issue.”

According to the bureau, action will be taken against the culprits involved in such activities.

Similarly, popular news portal Khabarhub also came under such attack. Hackers have continued to attack Khabarhub’s site at the same time using the same methodology. The cyber Bureau has informed that a similar kind of complain has been filed by Khabarhub, and the Bureau is investigating both cases at high priority.

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