FIA issues cyber crime alert for all citizens, MUST READ

FIA issues cyber crime alert for all citizens, MUST READ

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has warned people from sharing their personal information to anyone on phone calls in order to avoid financial losses.

An alert issued by FIA’s Cyber Crime Cell said that some miscreants, impersonating officials of armed forces or banks, make calls to citizens and seek personal information such as CNIC number bank details on the pretext of data verification and prize scheme.

The investigation agency has advised people not to attend calls from unknown numbers and to refrain from sharing the details, as this can lead to identity theft and grave financial loss.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, has warned social media users that they should not be deceived by hackers misusing his name through malicious emails.

In a series of tweets made through his verified personal account, the ISPR chief revealed that the hackers were sending e-mails to users asking them to fill forms and enter their credentials, trying to defraud people using a domain name similar to that of ISPR.

It is clarified that this is a phishing email which has no link to ISPR’ said the official, asking people not to open any such link with the subject ‘Appointment with Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor’.

The Pak Army spokesman continued that by opening the link in the scam mail, one can compromise the security of his/her computer or handheld device.

He also shared the official domain name of military’s media and expressed that there was no other domain name from which any official e-mail is forwarded.