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‘Online fraudster running Rs3bn Ponzi scheme’ held

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday claimed to have arrested a suspect for committing “online electronic fraud” amounting to Rs3 billion, said additional director of the cybercrime circle of FIA Mohammed Younis. “The FIA arrested suspect Ghulam Sarwar in Gulshan-i-Iqbal,” added the officer. He was supposed to leave for Saudi Arabia on Friday […]

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1,244 online bank fraud cases reported in 10 months, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Wednesday informed the Senate that during the first 10 months of the current year as many as 1,244 complaints were received regarding unauthorised transactions made through automated teller machines (ATMs) and Internet Banking Fund Transfers. Of the 1,244 complaints, 524 were turned into regular inquiries and 35 into FIRs while […]

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FIA asks banks to upgrade cyber security system

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked banks to upgrade their cyber security wings as per international standards to protect their system from further attacks by the hackers who recently stole huge sums from accounts. In a series of meetings, which continued for two days in Karachi, it was decided that banks, including the […]

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SHC tells PTA to help form mechanism to trace cybercrime suspects

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to take measures to provide assistance to the law enforcement agencies in tracking down culprits in cybercrime cases. The direction came on the plea of a woman who had approached the SHC against the alleged inaction of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) […]

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Cybercrime bill under scrutiny

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The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015 tabled in May 2015, commonly known as the Cybercrime Bill, was aimed at keeping check on the cyber domains in Pakistan. It is still under discussion with the civil society feeling that the bill is akin to an Electronic Martial Law. Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network (PCSN), Blue Veins, […]

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Journalists show concern over cyber crime bill

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PESHAWAR – Working journalists at a sensitization session have expressed grave concern on the current state of cybercrime bill, and termed it an attempt of PML-N government to take a legislative control of internet freedom in Pakistan. The sensitization session for journalists’ community on prevention of “Electronic Crime Bill” was jointly organized by a group […]

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‘Cyber security is a matter of national security’

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KARACHI: In order to come out of the state of flux with regard to cyber security initiatives in Pakistan, the state needs to look for an ‘imperative policy’ and try not to shoot the messenger by listening to the counter discussion taking place at present, said Barrister Zahid Jamil while speaking at the Pakistan Institute […]

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Pakistan’s IT sector more robust than before

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ministry of IT&T deserves to be congratulated on two accounts. The first is the announcement of the new telecommunications policy, and the second is the ‘GEM-Tech Global Achievers Award’ won by Minister of IT Anusha Rehman. The award was conferred upon her recently at a ceremony held on the sidelines of World Summit […]

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015: Vaguely worded law may result in censorship

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KARACHI: As the National Assembly gears up to debate the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PEC 2015), a UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has urged legislators to ensure that the bill contains clear language and does not encroach on free speech. “My real concern is if this legislation were to become law, […]

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Man arrested in Karachi for blackmailing girl on Facebook

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KARACHI: The cyber crime circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested a young man for allegedly blackmailing a girl via the social networking website, Facebook. FIA officials said that accused, Naveed Ahmed, son of Raheem Dad, has been arrested and pictures and internet EVO devices have been seized from his possession. […]

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Man blackmailing girl through fake Facebook account arrested

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Karachi: Officials of the Cyber Crime Circle of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Wednesday to have arrested a suspect who was involved in making a fake Facebook ID of a girl. According to a statement, the family of the girl had lodged a complaint against Mazhar, accusing him of having uploaded objectionable photoshopped […]

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Rights groups hope Ayaz Sadiq will end controversy

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ISLAMABAD: Rights groups have pinned all their hopes on former parliamentary speaker Ayaz Sadiq for withdrawal of the controversial draft of the cybercrime bill. The bill was approved by National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology & Telecommunication soon after an election tribunal unseated Sadiq, resulting in his ouster as the speaker. The then speaker […]

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Rights group rejects ‘select consultations’ on cyber bill

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QUETTA: Amid calls for greater consultation with stakeholders on the controversial cybercrime bill, an internet rights’ group has accused the government of hearing only select voices with a narrow focus towards national security. Internet Policy Observatory Pakistan (iPOP), an internet research group, claims that the government, in order to placate a vociferous demand for broader […]

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Cybercrime bill drafted ‘in haste’

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ISLAMABAD: Dissatisfied with the current draft of the cybercrimes bill, opposition parties plan to block the government from moving forward with the legislation until appropriate amendments have been incorporated in it. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have drawn parallel drafts to force the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) into removing […]

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