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FIA Nnabs Facebook Hacker from Lahore

On Saturday January 2, 2016, FIA detained one Lahore-based hacker as also filed a case vis-à-vis him because he apparently hacked into people's A/Cs in Facebook and threatened to get money from them, reports TheNewsTribe, January 2, 2016.

Recognized as Muhammad Naeem, the suspect used personal data and photographs of various people on Facebook to allegedly blackmail them; however, got caught after officials tracked his Internet Protocol id.

According to FIA, the accused would hold people at ransom once he collected their details as well as infiltrated their Facebook A/Cs. But, FIA took action once it got many complaints over the Net from the site's subscribers. In New Year 2016, this is the foremost 'first information report' (FIR), which the cyber-crime cell of FIA in Lahore registered.

A likewise instance of cyber-crime, during November 2015, was also registered. At the time, FIA asserted it detained a youth because he apparently used Facebook the social-networking website to blackmail one young female. As per FIA's officials, Naveed Ahmed, the accused and Raheem Dad's son is under arrest, with Internet EVO gadgets and pictures confiscated that he possessed. A case has been filed within the purview of sections 36/37 ETO 2002 as FIR No 31/15 which read with Pakistan Penal Code's section 419.

Several complaints came to FIA about misuse of Twitter/Facebook accounts, particularly from young ladies; however, the agency has failed to consider the majority of them because no effective law prevails to judge the situations.

Internet subscriber Muhammad Iqbal complained that a few persons or a person he didn't know had established one phony Facebook ID having 'Junaid Junaid' as its username followed with posting his daughter's photo onto that phony account. Also, says Iqbal, the fraudster posted offensive comments through the A/C.

There is no solution that FIA can offer for complaints about online-crimes, particularly stolen/fake identities on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others, given there's no comprehensive law. Moreover, the agency hasn't got any cooperation agreement with these networks' foreign administrators. However, it's using assistance of these networks for getting near and nabbing the culprits via the anti-cyber crime groups that run under it.

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