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Pakistan: increase in Facebook related complaints

19:33 Jul 10 2016 Lahore, Pakistan

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In Pakistan there has seen a 50 per cent spike in Facebook related complaints with most of the victims being women, authorities said today.

Women complain mainly because their ID's were either hacked or obscene pictures were loaded from their fake IDs.

The Federal investigation Agency (FIA) said there has been a phenomenal increase in cyber crime complaints and without a "relevant law" it is facing problems to deal with them.


"In Punjab alone we received 2,100 Facebook-related complaints such as fake ID, uploading of obscene pictures, hacking of the account and threatening messages last year. We have received more than 1,600 complaints by mid of this year. Same is the situation in other stations as well," FIA Lahore Cyber Crime Wing head Shahid Hasan said.
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