Last Updated on 26/11/2021 by Riya
The National Database and Registration Authority’s biometric data has been compromised, and phony SIMs are being shipped, according to the Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime division. FIA Cybercrime Bureau Additional Director Tariq Pervez shared this news throughout a presentation to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication.
He later proceeded to justify his words, saying that none of Nadra’s data had been compromised. “Nadra’s biometric system is infiltrated throughout the SIM authentication procedure containing biometric information.
“Throughout a raid in Faisalabad, 13,000 fraudulent SIMs were recovered, according to an FIA official. He claimed that the unit has obtained 89,000 cybercrime allegations so far and that there weren’t enough employees to deal with the concerns regularly.
He also addressed the NA body that if they hunt down the offender of a banking scam, they transpire as an elderly lady or perhaps a person whose personal information is being exploited by the real criminals.
However, former Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa, Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), claimed that no cell phone operator has been granted permission to distribute SIM cards door-to-door.
People’s thumbprints are collected through “illegitimate techniques,” according to him as the thumbprint technique is being pulled out.
According to him, two cell phone carriers have been charged Rs100 million and Rs50 million, separately, and about over 0.5 million SIM cards have been deactivated to date. On the govt’s site, he noted, anyone who is engaged in transmitting SMS of banking scams can make a complaint.