over 2 million Pakistani nationals’ data was taken from NADRA: report

The PTA, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and Military Intelligence will work together to investigate the data leak, according to instructions given by the PAC to the Interior Ministry.

The investigation revealed that from 2019 to 2023, 27 million Pakistanis’ data was pilfered with the assistance of the Nadra offices in Multan, Peshawar, and Karachi.

The JIT investigation claims that data was sold in Romania and Argentina in addition to being acquired from Multan to Peshawar and Dubai.

The study suggested disciplining a number of senior Nadra officials.

Under the direction of FIA Director Cybercrime, a joint investigative team was established to look into the March 2023 cyberattack that resulted in the access and theft of personal data belonging to civilians, including military authorities.

After the investigation was over, the JIT gave its report to Anwaarul Haq Kakar, the acting prime minister. In accordance with the conclusions and suggestions, the caretaker premier directed NADRA to start taking action.

The research suggests technological advancements in addition to regulatory efforts as ways to protect citizens’ data. In the meantime, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s directives, the authorities have started compliance steps.

According to the paper, these steps will help ensure standard database security and improve emergency service delivery.

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