Country witnesses massive jump in cybercrime: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has actually experienced an enormous jump in harassment, blasphemous and anti-religion content as well as youngster porn complaints in the past three years, according to official numbers compiled by the Federal Examination Agency (FIA).
The largest ever before surge was seen in 2014 when FIA was registered 260 complaints daily getting to a figure of over 94,500 grievances in 2020.
The FIA, the only state authority to handle on-line criminal activities, has a meager ability to handle some 12 to 15 problems per day which means, according to authorities, thousands of major complaints stay ignored for months.
These grievances varied in nature between minor cybercrimes like identification burglary, spamming to severe allegations like youngster pornography, unwanted sexual advances, anti-government, monetary scams, hacking, character assassinations and the checklist takes place.
The FIA got 159, 187 problems (147 issues daily) in the past three years where the agency experienced a rise of 60% in complaints in 2020 as compared to 48, 301 grievances in 2019 adhering to 16, 122 registered issues in 2018.
Entertaining problems of 26 categories, the authority was handling record 44, 481 issues against monetary fraud including countless rupees. The company received 22, 256 complaints versus harassment, according to official figures solely provided with The Geo News. The majority of complaints were lodged by functioning women against their coworkers or acquaintances.
Likewise, FIA signed up 1, 467 problems versus those who submitted blasphemous contents on social media sites or web sites. The firm also lodged 1, 479 grievances against anti-religion web content.
There is slow-moving progress in these two categories (blasphemous and also anti-religion content), claim FIA officials describing it a really delicate issue. The FIA also submitted 280 problems against porn and 103 complaints were signed up versus those implicated of youngster pornography.
As several as 103 problems were lodged against those uploading anti-government things on social networks.
Around 111, 000 problems were attended to while 50,000 grievances have yet to be dealt with, according to main numbers. Some 100, 357 grievances thrown away in 2020, 1, 808 in 2019 as well as 9, 263 in 2018, added the numbers.
The FIA Cyber Criminal offense wing obtained 14, 974 complaints against hacking, 10, 358 versus libel, 6, 601 against phony accounts, 9, 201 versus unsanctioned gain access to and also 5, 320 complaints were received versus blackmailing.
It registered 2, 145 problems against dangers, 3, 019 of miscellaneous nature, 2, 678 versus on the internet shopping, 1, 970 complaints versus tracking.
The firm signed up 1, 252 problems versus identification theft, 814 against on the internet tasks scams, 663 against spoofing, 612 versus lottery game frauds, 450 against electronic banking scams, 361 versus spamming, 395 against prohibited SIMs, 59 grievances against cheaters of BISP, 149 complaints against phishing and also 92 issues were lodged against charged of electronic currency.
FIA various areas received 36, 700 grievances from Lahore city, 22, 386 from Karachi, 20, 701 from Islamabad, 15, 891 from Rawalpindi, 1, 599 from Multan, 12, 145 from Faisalabad, 8, 792 Gujranwala, 6, 605 from Peshawar, 4, 955 from Hyderabad, 4, 950 from Abbottabad, 2, 105 DI Khan, 412 from GB, 184 Gwadar and also 1, 186 complaints were received from Sukkur, according to main information.
The official data better exposed that FIA received 42, 357 grievances from Facebook, 17, 693 issues came through WhatApp, 14, 109 problems from e-mails, 8, 618 problems came from phones, 6, 308 grievances originated from various other social media medium, 5, 563 complaints from sites, and the rest from other sources.
Official figures better revealed that 20, 066 gizmos made use of in cybercrimes were seized. Some 24 FIRs were registered against child misuse accused and 26 wrongdoers were apprehended in such instances. Greater than 2, 474 data reports gotten from NADRA as well as exclusive and public field financial institutions.
FIA replied to 191, out of 221 demands gotten from foreign jurisdictions. The firm additionally created 6 ask for help to different international territories.
36700 issues gotten from Lahore, 22386 from Karachi, 20701 from Islamabad, 15891 from Rawalpindi, 1599 from Multan, 12145 from Faisalabad, 8792 Gujranwala, 6605 from Peshawar, 4955 from Hyderabad, 4950 from Abbottabad, 2105 DI Khan, 412 from GB, 184 Gwadar and 1186 from Sukkur.