The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) has denied the statement regarding NADRA’S (National Database and Registration Authority) database hacking. They said that the statement was highly misunderstood. Previously, the FIA cybercrime wing unveiled during a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication that NADRA’S biometric data has been hacked; however, the quantum hacked was yet to be identified.
FIA denied the statement and issued a clarification
FIA took to Twitter to clarify that no such statement was given about hacking data, and the news regarding hacking is not based on facts. FIA denied the statement given during a briefing to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication was misinterpreted.
In a later statement, the FIA Cybercrime Wing Additional Director Tariq Pervez clarified his remarks during the standing committee meeting. He said, “During the SIM verification process involving biometric data, Nadra’s biometric system is compromised. But, all of Nadra’s data had not been hacked.”
*Clarification about Hacking of NADRA’s data.
It is clarified that no such statement was given about the Hacking of data that has been misrepresented.FIA categorical denied the news aired on Dawn news which is not based on facts.
— Federal Investigation Agency – FIA (@FIA_Agency) November 25, 2021
Lack of working staff
The FIA official told the NA body that 13,000 fake SIMs were recovered during a crackdown in Faisalabad, all issued on fake IDs. He further added that the FIA cybercrime unit has received around 89,000 cybercrime complaints so far. Still, they don’t have enough staff to tackle the complaints daily, as they only have 162 investigation officers.
He also told the NA body that whenever they trace the culprits behind the fraud cases, they usually turn out to be an older adult or a woman whose data has been compromised and used by the real culprits.
Source: Pro Pakistani