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Personal Data Breach of 115 Pakistani Mobile Users To Be Probed by FIA

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A report circulating on social media suggested that the personal data of smart phone users in Pakistan was leaked and put up on the dark web. Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator Rehman Malik has taken notice of the story and ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to examine the data breach.

Senator Malik shared concerns over the contact numbers, residential addresses, CNIC numbers, and NTN numbers of 115 million mobile phone users that were made available for sale on the dark web.

He also asked  that the Secretary Interior to look after the investigation process in compliance with NADRA and PTA. The Senator has also directed the Secretary IT to ensure the joint investigation report is furnished before the Standing Committee on time.

The FIA investigation will be inquiring the source of the data dump and service providers that have been involved as cyber security companies.

Rehman Malik said that all culprits will be tried under the Cyber Crime Act, Official Secrets Act and Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan.

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