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Three detained for running banned outfits’ web pages

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested three ‘activists’ of banned outfits for allegedly operating web pages of their respective organisations on social media, Dawn has learnt. According to FIA officials, the arrested people are members of a network operating the web pages of the banned outfits for the last couple of years […]

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Man accused of misusing Facebook to ‘avenge’ sister’s divorce

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ISLAMABAD: The misuse of Facebook has so far been reported in relation to blackmail, fraud and impersonation. However, in a recent case, the social networking website has allegedly been used by a man to exact revenge for his sister’s divorce. Mohammad Usman is accused of trying to malign his former brother-in-law, Bilal Asif, his first […]

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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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Suspect held for harassing woman through fake Facebook accounts

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency has arrested a man for allegedly harassing a woman by operating three fake Facebook profile accounts in her name. The arrest, made late Wednesday evening and officially announced on Thursday morning, was made on the complaint of a 28-year-old woman. In her complaint to the Cyber Crime Circle (CCC) on […]

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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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Daesh has ‘excellent’ cyber network, says former FIA official

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Underlining the need for cyber security, former additional Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Ammar Jaffri said criminals of today have complete understanding of internet and related technology, adding that the banned outfit, Daesh, has excellent cyber network such as speed, security and global linkages. Addressing a seminar on “cyber Security and Emerging Threats,” organized […]

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‘Facebook hacker’ held

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday arrested a hacker blackmailing a man. According to a spokesman, an FIA anti-cyber crime team arrested Muhammad Naeem on charges of hacking Facebook profile of a man, creating fake accounts in the name of the man’s family members and blackmailing him. “Naeem would create fake Facebook accounts […]

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Deportees’ rights should be protected, says Nisar

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Islamabad – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has stressed the need for protecting the basic human rights of Pakistani deportees from European countries. He was talking to German Ambassador in Pakistan Ina Lepel at the Punjab House on Friday. Pakistan-German relations, bilateral cooperation, the Pak-EU agreement on readmission of migrants, a new policy for […]

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FIA arrests PTI’s social media member over violation of cyber laws

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PESHAWAR: In probably the first action by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against a post on Twitter, its Cyber Crime Wing arrested a young member of the social media team of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, sources told The News. Qazi Jalal, a resident of suburban Peshawar and a Hafiz-e-Quran, was picked up on Tuesday morning. The student, […]

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FIA arrests PTI activist for ‘tweeting against judiciary’

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PESHAWAR: Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing Peshawar has arrested a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf social-media activist for allegedly posting a message against the judiciary on social-media website Twitter, sources in the federal agency confirmed Wednesday. Qazi Jalal of the PTI has been charged under Sections 36 and 37 of the Pakistan Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002 and […]

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‘Do you know what your child is doing online?’

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ISLAMABAD: The Children’s Literature Festival featured at least five different sessions on digital security and cyber-safety, aimed both at children and their accompanying parents. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Deputy Director Aun Abbas Bukhari’s presentation on ‘How to Protect Yourself Online’ was a serious look into the various types of cybercrimes that exist and outlined measures […]

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No evidence? Religious TV host granted bail

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KARACHI: A district and sessions court granted bail on Wednesday to Shabbir Abu Talib, a religious TV host accused of laundering money amounting to Rs800 million. The suspect was arrested on August 18 in a raid conducted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and was subsequently, he was remanded by the court. He remained in […]

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Cyber crime response centre remains disconnected`

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Malik AsadISLAMABAD: How can the country’s cyber security system produce the desired results when it remains disconnected with the outside world? “These days, the cyber crime wing has neither virtual nor real connectivity with the rest of the world,” a senior official of the wing told Dawn. For the last a couple of days, the […]

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Four accused in Axact fake degree case remanded in FIA custody

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain KARACHI: Four accused involved in the Axact fake degree case were remanded to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for four days on physical remand on Thursday. Fahad Ansari, MuradAkhtar, Adnan and Vivian produced by the FIA before the Judicial Magistrate (South) stated that as employees of the Axact, they used to […]

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