FIA CCW decides 179 cyber crime cases in four years

The Cyber Crime Wing (CCW) of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered 894 cases since January 2013, out of which 179 cases were decided so far.


During the said period, the CCW also arrested 689 accused who were allegedly involved in cases related to cyber crimes.


Sources in Interior and Narcotics Control Division while listing the measures to control such crimes on Friday said technical facilitation has been extended through digital forensic analysis, cyber tracking, digital crime investigation to local Law-Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in cases such as murder, robbery, extortion and many more.


The other step was technical trainings on cyber crime, digital forensics, information security to LEAs including local police. Awareness workshops and seminars at various academic institutes and organizations were also conducted under crime prevention and detection through awareness.


The sources said trainings were imparted on digital forensic comprehension for interpreting forensic reports, evidence extraction methods and laws application to judicial community.


The sources said 12,458 individuals from all walks of life have been trained to serve purpose of controlling cyber crimes.


The measures adopted under research and developments included development of Live Evidence Acquisition Dongle (LEAD) which is a forensic tool to extract live evidence.


Development of a tool to help track and identify location of e-mails, originating from unknown source, development of in-house software application for forensic request management, development of in-house software application for complaints management and tracking, inputs regarding five-year counter cyber terrorism strategy to National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and furnishing a report on problems faced by LEAs to trace down sub-standard mobile phones with same IMEI number.


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