Zardari spokesperson`s email account hacked

The email account of Farhatullah Babar, the spokesman for President Asif Ali Zardari, was hacked soon after Husain Haqqani resigned.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2011, 15:32 PM IST

Islamabad: The email account of Pakistan`s
presidential spokesman was hacked and used to send out
messages regarding the "Memogate" controversy that cost Husain
Haqqani his job as envoy to the US.

The email account of Farhatullah Babar, the spokesman for
President Asif Ali Zardari, was hacked soon after Haqqani
resigned as Ambassador to the US on Tuesday night, sources
told PTI.

The email account was then used by the hacker to send a
message to some persons with what the hacker claimed was the
"real memorandum" purportedly delivered to former US military
chief Admiral Mike Mullen.

Haqqani was asked to resign by the Prime Minister after he
was linked to a secret memo sent to Mullen by Pakistani-
American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.

That memo has been released to the media by Ijaz.
Babar contacted the head of the Federal Investigation

Agency and asked him to look into the hacking of his email
account.

FIA experts were able to restore Babar`s account several
hours later.
Investigators are now trying to trace the hacker, sources
said.

PTI