FIA Cybercrime Wing disposes of 1,00,000 complaints during 2020

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FIA Cybercrime Wing disposes of 1,00,000 complaints during 2020

Special Report :

The year 2020 witnessed a record hike in the number of complaints regarding cyber crime cases across Pakistan. “The FIA disposed of 1,00,000 complaints about cybercrime”, sources in the agency told Quetta Voice. Cases of cyber crime appear to be on a constant rise after the increasing dependency of human beings on information technology globally.

Reporting increased almost 5 times as compared to the previous year. The agency disposed of 1,00,000 complaints till the end of 2020. The complaints lodged at the Cybercrime Wing of FIA related to financial fraud, harassment, stalking and unauthorised access, they mentioned. The exact number of complaints lodged with the Wing was recorded 94, 227 across the country.

In view of the growing number of complaints, the FIA established specialized investigation units to deal with financial fraud, harassment, defamation, women harassment, child pornography, and other high profile cases.

26 accused, 3 gangs involved in child pornography apprehended

The Cybercrime Wing of the agency lodged 24 FIRs and arrested 26 accused and busted 3 gangs involved in child pornography and exploration. Sources said this helped in decreasing the number of child pornography incidents in the country. The agency also strengthened its cooperation with Interpol, national crime bureau, Facebook and Whatsapp. The global companies responded to 191 requests out of a total 214 with regard to cybercrime.

The FIA Cybercrime Wing intensified its operations and arrested 621 accused, 22 gangs busted and 20,000 electronic gadgets recovered across the country. The agency also arrested 22 accused involved in BISP fraud and 4 million recovered after registration of 16 cases and 95 enquiries.

FIA establishes 4 new centers of cybercrime 

The FIA established 4 new centers of cybercrime and recruited 400 staff members to improve its performance and address the complaints of the masses.

Cybercrime Wing is ready and alert to protect the cyberspace of Pakistan against all financial, social and political breaches into the personal and national boundaries of Pakistan’s Cyberspace.

FIA Cybercrime Wing disposes of 1,00,000 complaints during 2020

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