Police Station House Officer (SHO) Facebook Account Hacked; Hacker Demanded Ransom Money

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: A well-reputed inspector of Islamabad Police, Rushsar Mehdi Facebook account was hacked by an unidentified hacker who later demanded ransom money by sending messages to his friends and asked to deposit money in his mobile account through Easy Paisa. 

Mr.Rukhsar claimed that he will not register a complaint with Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as he thinks that FIA cannot trace the hacker. SHO Rukhsar Said: “Some friends who don’t know me personally might have sent money on demand my by the hacker through my account, but the people who know me well know the fact that I never make such demands,”

His Facebook account was hacked about 2:30 PM. Recently Islamabad Police Head Constable Rana Farasat Faheem, a Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Operator has also been a victim of such hacking in recent past. Mr Rukhsar said: “The cyber crime wing of FIA is already overburdened. I don’t think so they can trace the hacker. I have to do something by myself. I will not spare them anyway,”

“FIA has specialization in tracing the hackers. It’s unfortunate that their fellow men lack trust in them,” Said FIA Cyber Crime Wing Deputy Director, Imran Saeed, told Pakistan Today. Imran also said that until and unless anyone registers his or her complaint with them, they are unable to start investigations no matter if the person is from police or so.