Facebook being used to blackmail Pakistani girls

Karachi—As Facebook and other social sites are becoming popular day by day in Pakistan, an important Asian country, hundreds of girls are being blackmailed by the social networking sites forcing them to limit activities to their homes and even to commit suicides.

According to the reports of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), cyber crimes are rampant across the country and a number of educated, respectable and distinguished girls are being blackmailed. “About 99 percent of complaints are being lodged by girls that their accounts are hacked and profile picture edited,” FIA sources revealed. “After that indecent pictures are uploaded on Facebook and other social websites,” they complained.

“Hackers also develop fake accounts in the name of these girls and after that use vulgar language while communicating with family members and friends of such girls.”

According to a survey report, there are more than 20 million Internet users in Pakistan and 5 million people use Facebook and other websites.—INP

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