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Cyber units fail to disable or block TTP website

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ISLAMABAD: Senior officials admitted on Tuesday that they had no effective legal mechanism to take down or block access to the website of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the banned outfit involved in most of the terrorist activities in the country. It was the TTP that claimed responsibility for the Dec 16 attack on the Army […]

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Pakistan: Draft Cybercrime Law Undermines Freedom of Expression

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In early 2014, Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication introduced a draft cybercrime ordinance, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act. At the time, human rights advocates, including the Centre for Law and Democracy, criticised the draft as a threat to Pakistan’s burgeoning online community and cautioned that its broad language threatened to turn millions […]

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Pakistan lacks facilities to trace hackers

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KARACHI: The number of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) events topping 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) in the first half of 2014, were double than those in 2013 as more than 100 attacks at 100Gbps or higher were recorded in the first six months of 2014, Forbes said in a report last July while quoting a research […]

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FIA arrests man involved in cyber crimes

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ATTOCK – The Federal Investigation Agency(FIA) has arrested a man from Jand for his alleged involvement in cyber crime. As per details, Hafeez, resident of Jand along with his close relative Abdul Ghaffar, resident of village Uchhri, had established a company “V4 SOLUTIONS” on internet. Sources said that both accused were luring and cheating people […]

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FIA using Facebook to nab offenders

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency has started using social networking website – Facebook – to reach suspects. Perhaps the Future Concern case is the first of its kind in which the FIA has managed to nab seven culprits with the help of Facebook account of their accomplice. Also read: The fake world of Facebook Although […]

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Ministry rejects cyber security council bill

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ISLAMABAD: The much awaited proposed National Cyber Security Council (NCSC) Bill has failed to get the nod of Ministry of Information Technology, which has termed it ‘anti-state’ and ‘against national security’. The NCSC bill was moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed. State Minister for Information Technology Anusha Rehman told a Senate panel on November 10 […]

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Experts suggest formation of CCU for tackling cyber crimes

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ISLAMABAD: A Tanzanian delegation suggested on Tuesday that Pakistan should launch an initiative for tackling cyber crimes by establishing cyber crime unit (CCU) in the police force, develop relevant legislation and formulate computer emergency response team (CERT) for facilitating the implementation. This was briefed at a workshop organised by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural […]

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Man arrested for running illegal gateways

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LAHORE: The National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) of the FIA Lahore on Tuesday conducted a raid in Sialkot on the complaint of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and arrested an accused involved in running illegal gateway exchanges. The PAT submitted a complaint to the FIA that an accused Sajjad Hussain of Defence Road […]

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Cyber crimes bill

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In the modern world everything is going cyber — from online stores to libraries. Thus, the cyber crime ratio is also increasing exponentially. According to the Norton Cyber Crime report for 2011, a little over 430m were victims of cyber crime in that year alone. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill was proposed, offering penalties […]

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Curbing cybercrime

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The internet is a vast world where anything is accessible to anyone. But the information available on the internet needs to be regulated. As the pace of internet use increases in Pakistan, there is a dire need to ensure the security and privacy of internet users. In this scenario the government of Pakistan has decided […]

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Cabinet to approve bill on national Cyber Crimes Policy soon

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ISLAMABAD: The government informed the Senate on Monday that the bill on national policy on cyber crimes was ready and will be presented to the cabinet for approval in next few days. Opposition senators said cyber crimes threatened national security and called for a comprehensive policy and establishment of a full-fledged division to combat cyber […]

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New cyber crimes law proposes heavy fines, jail but exempts intel agencies

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ISLAMABAD: The new cyber crimes law exempts intelligence agencies and the security establishment but imposes heavy fines and penalties on all others if computers are used for any illegal purpose, hacking, stealing data or disrupting legal data flows. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2014 has proposed five years imprisonment and Rs50 million fines on […]

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IT policy to curb cyber crimes on the anvil

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KARACHI: The ministry of information technology and telecom is devising a comprehensive IT and telecom Policy to ensure the maximum protection to masses from the widespread cyber crimes, including financial scam, fraudulent online activities and women harassment, said a press statement. This was stated by Anausha Rehman, state minister of IT and telecom at the […]

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YouTube localised version not in sight till 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Despite all the efforts of the government, a localized version of YouTube may not be in sight till 2015 because the prevention of electronic crimes bill would become applicable in June 2014 and only after that the website would consider launching a localised version if it finds it feasible in terms of business. YouTube […]

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