Personal records of 2.7 million Pakistanis allegedly stolen from Nadra database

As reported by a credible source on Tuesday, a joint investigation team has confirmed a startling development: a significant data breach resulting in the compromise of personal details belonging to 2.7 million Pakistanis from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) database.

The investigation, led by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official Syed Waqaruddin, revealed the breach occurred between 2019 and 2023. The JIT, comprising representatives from various sensitive agencies and Nadra, concluded its inquiry and submitted a report to the Ministry of Interior.

The report pinpointed the data theft incidents in Nadra’s offices in Multan, Karachi, and Peshawar. It also recommended disciplinary action against senior Nadra officials responsible for negligence.

The stolen data reportedly made its way from Multan to Peshawar and eventually ended up in Dubai, where it was allegedly sold to parties in Argentina and Romania. This investigation was initiated following a cybersecurity breach in March 2023, which gained attention after the leak of information concerning senior military officials.

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