The local media reports have claimed that the server of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has stopped working after reportedly suffering a hit by a cyberattack.

While quoting those media reports, the news outlet Daily Pakistan reported that the main website of Pakistan’s revenue watchdog stopped working while the authorities are making efforts to fix the problem.

The outlet reported that the taxpayers in the country also faced troubles during the filing of their taxes in wake of disruption in online services. Meanwhile, the federal agency has reportedly made available another link for the visitors.

The main website of the FBR is also reportedly displaying an ‘invalid’ error on the search engine.


This would be the second time the website of the Federal Board of Revenue has crashed after a cyberattack. Two months ago in September, the tax collection software of FBR was crashed as taxpayers tried to file tax returns on the last day.

In a recent meeting conducted with the members of National Assembly, Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin revealed that on average the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) portals were subjected to 71,000 cyberattacks every month.

Tarin revealed that this volume increased sharply as tools and methods available with the hackers are more powerful.

Meanwhile, the officials had been authorized to procure cyber and information security-related hardware, software to avoid future attacks.

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