Federal ministry of Law and Justice took strict action against surging cyber crime through social media and prepared a draft to introduce new rules and regulations to curb this online crime, said the Law Minister Farogh Naseem. As per details, the new proposed draft seeking amendments will be presented in cabinet once finalized , adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to make serious efforts to curb this issue.
Laying stress on balancing the cyber-crime law, the minister said that the basic and human rights as well as freedom of expression have also to be considered. He noted that there should be no restriction on the freedom of expression but along with it, anti-state and fake news should also be discouraged.
The same social media platforms that used to keep up with friends and family – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – have given rise to a vast global cyber criminal network, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Bromium. The report on social media cyber crime, carried out as part of a six-month academic study by a criminology expert at the University of Surrey in the UK, detailed all of the various tactics – ranging from cryptojacking to botnets for hire – used by cyber criminals around the world to earn nearly $3.25 billion annually by exploiting popular social platforms.
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17 November, 2019