Cybercrime registers sharp decline amid Covid-19 lockdown
The measures taken by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during the lockdown being observed to stem the spread of coronavirus have resulted in the decline of cybercrime cases — including financial crimes – across the country.
The data analysis of complaints at the cybercrime wing (CCW) unveiled a substantial decline in the rate of online financial crimes in Pakistan in spite of the excessive use of internet services as people mostly remain indoors.
In pursuance of the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the FIA CCW had taken stringent steps to mitigate the risk of online financial crimes, in view of the increased exposure of people in cyberspace.
In a recent report, the statistics revealed approximately 50% decrease in cyber financial crimes during the current situation.
A total of 488 complaints of cyber financial crimes had been reported during the lockdown period in comparison with 928 such complaints reported during the corresponding period before the lockdown.