FIA cybercrime wing splits into 10 sections

FIA cybercrime wing receives hundreds of complaints every day, criminal elements harassing citizens, says official


Our Correspondent September 22, 2021
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RAWALPINDI:

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing has been split into 10 sections to deal with public complaints promptly and efficiently.

An official told The Express Tribune that all 10 sections will become operational from Wednesday.

He said that the FIA cybercrime wing receives hundreds of complaints every day as criminal elements were making use of the internet to swindle and harass citizens including children and women.

The official said that the FIA was facing a lot of issues owing to the dearth of staff and from now onwards, every section will have a separate in charge with a dedicated staff.

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The 10 sections will deal with cyber financial fraud, hacking, cyber harassment, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, child pornography, data theft, ID theft, intellectual property rights, and others.

The official said every section will have a separate in-charge under which two investigation officers will work.

The agency will determine the nature of the case upon receiving the complaint and hand it over to the related section for prompt redressal. The official said the FIA was facing a sh

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