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Special deptt sought to curb cyber crime

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Syed Mohib Asad on Saturday said Pakistan needed a special department as a first measure to control cyber crimes. Addressing a seminar “Cyber Security: Challenges and Solutions” arranged by the FIA in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology (IT) Department, he said website hacking was a major problem. “The devising of a proper system to monitor and investigate cyber crimes requires funds and IT experts,” he said. The FIA DG said the government had started blocking porno sites, but such sites were in abundance and increasing day by day. “At present we can only monitor websites effectively, but a comprehensive system will be introduced. We (the FIA) have sent a project proposal to the federal government. A central database and clearing house are prerequisite to control cyber crimes,” he added. He said the FIA had monitored communications by a group of smugglers between Karachi, Dubai and Singapore and recently seized their shipment of computers at the Karachi Port. “The computers were smuggled from Canada and their worth is US $3 million,” he added. Full Story

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