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What do you do if your teenage daughter tells you someone is harassing her online? Do you tell her to ignore it, as you do when she harassed in real life just because you fear what people will say? What do you tell your son when he suddenly becomes depressed and aloof, jumping at the […]

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Cyber crime: Role of regulators and government

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Cyber crime is a reality that is exceeding with mushrooming fintech (financial technology) and increasing integration/intra-operability. Various 2018 predictions about the merging of cyber and traditional financial crimes may actually prove too conservative, as in the recent past. Cyber attacks and cyber crimes will continue to grow. The nexus between this activity and money laundering/terrorist […]

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Hackers of bank accounts data can be traced: IT experts

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LAHORE – Information Technology experts have said that hackers of various bank accounts can be traced following close coordination among the relevant agencies to save the people from this online fraud. Tech experts stressed the need to build a comprehensive cyber security policy to counter prevailing hacking attempts that have been depriving citizens of their life savings, […]

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FIA takes up banking fraud, hacking with SBP

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday discussed threats to the banking system in the country. A team of SBP officers led by Deputy Governor Jamil Ahmed during a visit to the FIA headquarters also discussed with its officials the recently reported cases of banking fraud. […]

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FIA finds the educated ‘equally vulnerable’ to online bank fraud

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency, Punjab, claimed on Wednesday to have arrested 15 suspects [this week] in connection with the online bank fraud in which ‘impostors’ allegedly deprived people of millions of rupees. Some of the victims include well-educated people. “We have a case with us in which a retired army officer has been defrauded […]

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Banker held for placing fake internet ad about woman

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Karachi: The Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime unit arrested a banker on Tuesday over charges of placing a fake advisement on a classifieds website to malign a woman’s reputation. The cybercrime unit said it had received a complaint from a resident of DHA, Karachi on January 15 wherein he stated that his daughter was receiving calls […]

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Financial institutions, a soft target for cyber criminals

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LAHORE – Financial institutions are increasingly becoming the soft targets for cyber criminals affecting the technological progress in e-commerce area adversely, said an FIA officer. Businessmen of Sialkot have requested FIA management to establish office of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in their city to confront with the cyber criminals. Similar requests have been received […]

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FIA arrests ‘online fraudster’

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Karachi: The Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly swindling a citizen through an online fraud scam. An official said the circle received a complaint from a man, Tanzeel Khan, who said he contacted an online shopping website “Saqiscity.com” and ordered in a motherboard, a processor, […]

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Cyber Crime Bill passed

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly yesterday passed Cyber Crime Bill 2015 with majority vote paving the way for awarding up to 14 years imprisonment and fine upto Rs 50 million for wrongful use of internet to threaten people, spread panic and chaos by its misuse and for spreading religious hatred. When the Chairman of the National […]

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No culture of girlfriend in Islamic society, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The top court has rejected a bail application of accused who is allegedly involved in creating Facebook account of a female without consent and uploaded her pictures. The two-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, on Wednesday took up bail application, filed by a young boy namely Muhammad Munir, […]

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PIA officer held on cyber crime charges

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KARACHI: The Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a deputy general manager of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) allegedly for having accessed the airline’s information system without authorization and having committed other illegal activities. FIA Deputy Director Mohammed Ahmed Zaeem said they had received a complaint from a director of […]

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PECB 2015: Federal govt urged to retool cybercrimes bill

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Ministry of Information Technology’s move to stall fresh debate on the cybercrimes bill has disappointed stakeholders, especially civil society associations and NGOs. Expressing grievances, members belonging to Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN) and Tribal NGOs Consortium described the federal government’s move as a bid to affect the right of privacy and freedom […]

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Dar for close collaboration to control cyber crime

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Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar Friday emphasised close collaboration and consultation among relevant ministries to control cyber crime. The minister chaired a meeting of senior officials of Ministry of Information Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior for deliberations on various aspects of cyber security and cyber crime. Minister for Information Technology Anusha […]

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Net freedom report notes rise in online blasphemy allegations

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ISLAMABAD: Allegations of blasphemy related to online content have registered an increase in Pakistan, according to the recently-released ‘Freedom on the Net 2015’ report. Compiled by Freedom House – a US government-funded organisation that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights issues – the report once again awarded Pakistan a ‘Not […]

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