Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

International Hackers Stealing Money From the Sialkot Exporters

International hackers robbed a sports good exporter from Sialkot, Irfan Mushtaq of eighteen thousand Euros (Rs3.2 million) by getting into his bank account. The money was sent to him by his customers from abroad.

Chairman of the Departmental Committee on Media and Cyber Crime of SCCI, Umer Khalid said that the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) forwarded this new case of cyber crime to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

He said that over seventy cases of cyber crime and hacking money had been reported to the SCCI against the exporters of Sialkot by international hackers in the last few years. He added that in the month of April 2019, seven cases were reported of money hacking against the exporters of Sialkot.

Khalid sought for immediate help and remedy by the FIA and TDAP against these growing incidents of cyber crime or money hacking in the region of Sialkot by unknown international hackers.

Addressing a meeting, Chairman Umer Khalid urged the exporters from Sialkot to upgrade the infrastructure of Information Technology in their factories, in addition to upgrading their systems of cyber security and should adopt advanced skills of information technology (IT) for averting such incidents further in future. He also said that the cases of money hacking will be pursued till end.

The chairman also added that the SCCI was getting help from the Director General of FIA, the Secretary of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) along with the Pakistani Commercial Consulates in abroad, as well as foreign customers of the exporters for providing a remedy to the victims of these incidents by the international hackers. He said that these cases will be forwarded with the help of the director general of FIA to the FIA Cyber Crime Wing.