Workshop on awareness on Cyber crime held

SUKKUR: In view of the ATM and bank fraud cases and other cyber crimes on rise through various social networking sites, the Inter Global Human Development Society (IGHDS) organized a workshop on Tuesday to educate the students and employees of different provincial government departments and representatives of the non government organizations about how to pre-empt such frauds through precautions and prevention from such crimes.

Students were also informed about what precautions they should take while visiting various social networking sites.

Chief Executive Officer, IGHDS, Ms Nosheen Shakeel said that with the

advancement of technology and increase in its accessibility, large numbers of people were using social networking sites and sometimes they indulge in wrongdoing using the technology knowingly or unknowingly.

She further said that currently cyber crimes and bank frauds through

online banking, online shopping, schemes, ATMs are on increase through out the world.

Mohammad Safar Phulpoto, an Information technology expert informed about how to keep their secret data and documents secure while working on the computers. He said that they should not use unauthorized PAN card in their computer. Anti-virus and firewall should be updated from time to time. They should change their password from time to time, he added.

He told students and employees to use ATM card cautiously. “You should not inform anyone about your secret password. Within ATMs, strangers should not be asked to withdraw your money,” he said.

Educationist, Ms Yasmeen Shah, Dr Mohammad Naeem Rajput, Dr Maqsood Imam and others also spoke on the occasion.