Popular Video Game Players Unknown Battleground (PUGB) Simultaneously Banned from Two Countries In Less Than One Weeks Time (India & Iraq)

On April 17th 2019, the Committee on Culture, Information, Tourism, and Archaeology of Iraq’s Parliament unanimously voted to pass a new piece of legislation banning the popular video games known as Players Unknown Battleground, otherwise referred to as PUGB, as well as another online video game known as Fortnite. According to Iraq’s Culture Committee, the games are believed to be “inciting violence amoungst children” whilst also simultaneously “taking away from family time” – thus negatively impacting/threatening “social security, morals, civics and education” across Iraqi society. Believe it or not, PUBG has also previously been ruledHaram” (Forbidden) by Islamic authorities in the Kurdish controlled regions of Iraq last October, following the death and arrests of Kurdish citizens taking part in a role play of the game.

Similarly, less than a week before Iraq’s vote on April 17th, the Government of Nepal and India’s Western Gujarat also passed a vote to ban Players Unknown Battleground on April 11th 2019. Much in line with Iraq’s Parliament, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) stated that “we have ordered the ban on PUBG because it is addictive to children and teenagers with its violent content and negative impact on children.

Leaked Photo of Proposed Legislation from Iraq’s Parliament:

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However, it must be noted that while Parliament has voted unanimously to ban the two video games, the law has yet to be passed into law by Iraq’s Cabinet – which has yet to be fully established following last years elections. Meaning that, at least for the time being, gamers are still technically allowed to play the video game if they desire. Additionally, Iraq’s youth is now protesting the decision of their Government to ban these games, making memes and taking to social media to mock the priorities or ethics of the Iraqi Government for banning video games depicting War, whilst simultaneously engaging in actual War.

Meme Mocking Parliaments Priorities | Iraq Before & After Ban Goes Into Effect:

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Iraqi’s Pose for Picture In PUGB Role Play:

Four Iraqi women pose in PUBG clothes to protest ban (Twitter)

30 Offices/Agencies Affiliated w/ The Government of Nepal Hacked by Tryliom of ‘The Official Unknowns’

Earlier this morning I came across a massive leak effecting the Government of Nepal, only it was originally posted online January 31st 2019. The hacks and leaks themselves were claimed by a hacker known as “Tryliom,” apparently an Albanian hacker part of a much larger group of international hackers going by the name of “The Official Unknowns.” Outside of that, not much is known about Tryliom or his group, nor what their purpose/intent is or what they are known for. In fact, the leak of the Government of Nepal is only the second such posting to Twitter Tryliom has posted online in almost 3 years.

Given that the information is about a month and half old at this point, there’s no telling how outdated and/or relevant all of it still is. That being said however, included in the leaked data are the login credentials, admin username, email and passwords necessary to access various databases affiliated with 30 Government agencies across Nepal. For the purposes of this article I am not going to name of all 30 offices, but they each fall under 3 main branches; the Government of Nepal (Gov.Np), National Information Center (NIC) and National Information Technology Center (NITC). To serve as proof that the login credentials are still or were at one point valid, Tryliom also released the titles of the databases you can access via the credentials provided.

In a message attached to the leaks, Tryliom stated:

Our Knowledge Talks and Wisdom Listens…

Victims, we have released some of your documents and data, we probably harmed you a bit but that’s not really our goal because if it was then all of your websites would be completely defaced but we know that within a week or two, the vulnerabilities we found will be patched and that’s what we’re actually looking for.

We’re ready to give you full info on how we penetrated threw your databases and we’re ready to do this any time so just contact us, we will be looking forward for this.

And for all the other websites out there: We’re coming, please, get ready, protect your website and stop us from hacking it, whoever you are. Contact us before we take action and we will help you, and will not release anything… It’s your choice now.

And for the Public: We’re looking for your support… Support us to deliver our message to everyone out there…

Websites Targeted:

hxxp://www.cip.gov.np/
hxxp://www.crhd.gov.np/
hxxp://www.csitc.gov.np/
hxxp://dadodadeldhura.gov.np/
hxxp://dcol.gov.np/
hxxp://dcwbkavre.gov.np/
hxxp://ddcdailekh.gov.np/
hxxp://dhobaitadi.gov.np/
hxxp://dhodadeldhura.gov.np/
hxxp://ktwr.gov.np/
hxxp://www.doind.gov.np/
hxxp://soce.gov.np/
hxxp://www.snnp.gov.np/
hxxp://sanitation.gov.np/
hxxp://mofsc-redd.gov.np/
hxxp://www.pwr.gov.np/
hxxp://psc.gov.np/
hxxp://ppcr.moste.gov.np/
hxxp://obc.gov.np/
hxxp://nccsp.gov.np/
hxxp://www.mocpa.gov.np/
hxxp://lmtc.gov.np/
hxxp://kantichildrenhospital.gov.np/
hxxp://jstc.gov.np/
hxxp://jagatpurvdc.gov.np/
hxxp://fwrhd.gov.np/
hxxp://jagatpurvdc.gov.np/
hxxp://dtosankhuwasabha.gov.np/
hxxp://dscodolakha.gov.np/
hxxp://dof.gov.np/

Full Raw Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/p1LTL3vY
Data Download: https://anonfile.com/P4bdMaS5m4/gov_leak_txt

Browse Through Full Release:

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Kathmandu University In Nepal Hacked by H 17 Shadow, Personal Information of 183 Students Leaked Online

Earlier today I managed to stumble across a random leak of data published online by a hack going by the name of “H 17 SHADOW,” the second such leak of theirs I have published on this website. The leak is somewhat small, containing the full names, emails, phone numbers and student ID numbers of approximately 183 students belonging to Kathmandu University in Nepal. Not much is known about the hacker or their motives, but this is their second such major hack and leak within the last two months, adding to a hack/leak of the National Centre of Animal Health of the Royal Government of Bhutan on February 25th.

Target: hxxp://www.ku.edu.np/
Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/ChudJBH3