NADRA’s biometric data was hacked, according to a report released Thursday.
The revelation was made during the meeting of the Standing Committee on Informatics of the National Assembly chaired by Ali Khan Jadoon.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing discovered that biometric data from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) was hacked while exporting fake SIM cards,
FIA Additional Director Tariq Pervez said problems had increased due to the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) data breach.
The hacked biometric data made it easy for hackers to cheat.
During the meeting, the additional FIA director said that when cases of financial fraud arise, if someone is caught, they appear as an old man or a woman.
While, The PTA chairman said the PTA does not allow any mobile phone company to sell door-to-door SIM cards.
“Sales of illegal SIM cards have fallen 600% in one year. There is no eye database in Pakistan. People’s fingerprints are taken illegally. 536,000 SIM cards have been blocked, ”he said.
He said mobile operators have fined franchisees 23 million rupees. 26,000 illegal SIMs were identified in October of this year alone.
The chairman of the committee asked what measures PTA has taken to curb the sale of illegal SIM cards.
In response, the President of the PTA indicated that a complaint could be filed against the sender of the financial fraud message on the PTA website.