LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested six members of a gang allegedly involved in stealing data of credit cards.

FIA cyber crime Deputy Director Chaudhry Sarfraz told the reporters on Friday that it had busted the gang involved in stealing data of local and international credit cards.

Mahboob Sadaqat, the ringleader of the gang, would rope in cashiers at the shopping malls who, with the use of a magnetic device, steal the data of credit cards of the customers. After stealing the data, the suspects would spend the amount in the card on shopping. The suspects also made property from the looted money. A sum of Rs3m had been recovered from the suspects so far, Mr Sarfraz said.

He added the suspects had been operating since 2015. The ringleader’s wife was also involved in the scam and the FIA was conducting raids to arrest her.

ACE: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) says it received over 100 complaints in the first two days after launching a mobile app to identify corruption in different government departments.

According to the ACE, its chief, Gohar Nafees, on Friday ordered investigation on 57 complaints received during the first two days after the launch of the app.

Published in Dawn, December 14th, 2019