ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s essential civilian database has been compromised, the Federal Investigation Company (FIA) knowledgeable a parliament panel on Thursday, November 25, 2021, including that thus far the breaches have solely been used to subject unlawful cellular SIM playing cards. has been accomplished for.
Briefing the Nationwide Meeting Standing Committee on Data Expertise and Telecommunications, the FIA disclosed on the Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) information hack.
Tariq, Further Director, Chief of the FIA’s Cybercrime Wing, stated, “Nadra’s information has been compromised, it has been hacked, whereas faux SIM playing cards had been additionally being offered after the registration physique’s biometric information was stolen. “
Nadra has the only authority to subject Nationwide Identification Playing cards and Passports to the residents of Pakistan after recording their full information.
In a separate assertion, Tariq clarified that not all Nadra’s information was hacked.
“Throughout the SIM verification course of involving biometric information, Nadra’s biometric system has been compromised,” he stated, giving no additional particulars.
Throughout a briefing to the Parliament panel, he stated that 13,000 faux SIMs had been seized throughout an operation in Faisalabad area of Punjab.
Individually, Pakistan Telecom Authority Chairman Retired Main Normal Amir Azeem Bajwa stated that no cell phone firm was allowed to promote SIM door-to-door and procure thumb impression which is required to acquire SIM playing cards.
He stated that folks’s thumb impressions had been taken utilizing “unlawful strategies”, including that the thumb impression system is now being phased out.