KARACHI: The National Telecom & Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) of Cabinet Division has advised all secretaries of ministries and divisions of federal government and provincial governments to enhance security against cyber threats attempts to steal sensitive data.

NTISB notes that recently several emails have been reported and evaluated that show a trend in fake/phishing emails for stealing usernames and passwords of targeted users. These emails are sent using fake IDs which impersonate official addresses of service providers such as google, gmail, hotmail etc.

These emails tricks and lures or compels the user into entering username and passwords on fake login pages thereby stealing the information.

In order to enshance cyber security, it has been advised to avoid checking such spoofed emails while well reputed antivirus/security and firewalls should be installed to guard official networks.