Islamabad: There are plans to create a WhatsApp-style app for presidency members within the face of cyber assaults.
Bilal Abbasi, director of the Ministry of Information Technology, says a WhatsApp-like scheme is being thought of for presidency members to work in authorities departments, fearing that authorities officers' WhatsApp and phone messages may very well be hacked. Performing officers will be capable to talk with one another. The National IT Board is engaged on this venture, the federal government has permitted a venture associated to it, its pilot venture can be launched within the subsequent few weeks.
According to a senior official, authorities staff focus on numerous subjects and this app makes their information insecure, so they’re making a authorities app for presidency staff which could have extra options like WhatsApp, by means of which Government paperwork and contacts can be protected.
On the opposite hand, he stated that the specter of hacker assault from India will increase close to Independence Day, however earlier than that the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Information, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and 60 different web pages are 'hardened' which These web sites are blocked for a number of days, whereas some ministries handle their very own web sites as a substitute of the Ministry of IT, which makes them susceptible to assaults.