Ban porn or else: Hacker penetrates PTA site

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) website was hacked on Monday by a hacker who left a message demanding a blanket ban on all websites containing explicit material.

The PTA website faced a database error for some time, and while its front page was not defaced, a page listing the demands of Zombie_KSA — the hacker who had earlier defaced the Supreme Court website – was inserted into the site’s server.

Zombie_KSA left a defiant message on the PTA site for the Chairman Dr Muhammad Yaseen, stating:

“Ask yourself why Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is victim of ZombiE_KsA ? Baby I’m here to tell this **** world that we are Pakistan, not Pornistan…and Sir I need your help. Since you have powerful balls and I request you to take action to ban porn sites in Pakistan. Read it again I request you to BAN Pornographic sites in Pakistan.”

The hacker warned PTA to take measures to block online pornographic content in Pakistan within a week or face further consequences.

Pakistan’s porn consumption

A 2010 Fox News report cited Pakistan as ranking number one in the world for porn-related search terms. The article dubbed the country as ‘Pornistan’ based on Google Trends and Insights, that identified large amounts of local users searching terms connected to sex.

According to most recent traffic rankings by analytics website Alexa, there are over a dozen pornographic websites in the top 100 websites visited by Pakistanis.

Published in The Express Tribune.

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