KARACHI: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir has claimed to have killed five ‘terrorists’ during a shootout in the Sachal area of the city.
“We received a tip-off from intelligence agencies that a group linked to Al Qaeda was planning an attack ahead of Youm-e-Ashura,” he said, adding that the suspected militants were involved in bank robberies and murders of army and police officers.
Anwar further went on to say that the terrorists also had links with Saad Aziz, the mastermind of Safoora Goth bus carnage and murder of prominent human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud.
Two militants were also arrested during the operation, he added.
Three suicide jackets and weapons have been recovered from their custody.
‘World to lose $6 trillion due to cyber-attacks by 2020’
ANKARA: Companies and households all around the world may incur losses worth $6 trillion due to cyberattacks by 2020, said head of Turkey’s Mobile Service Provider Businessmen’s Association (MOBILSIAD).
The world lost $3 trillion due to cyberattacks in 2015 and these financial losses are predicted to reach $3.5 trillion last year, Prof. Kerem Alkin told state news agency.
He stressed that in 2020, the world’s cyber-security expenses, which are currently around $100 billion, will also reach $1 trillion.
“In 2020, the number of smart devices will reach 200 billion and, people will use 300 billion passwords for everyday life,” he said.
Between 2015 and 2017, an average of one company was exposed to cyberattack for ransom in every 40 seconds, he noted.
It is expected that this rate would reach every 14 seconds this year, he added.
“Illegal organizations turn towards cyberattacks due to high profit and low cost,” he underlined.
Touching on ransomware issue, he said that last year illegal organizations earned $5 billion from ransom attacks across the world.
Ransomware — a kind of malware — locks or limits using computers’ hard drive until paying a ransom to an illegal organization.
Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case!
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court here has granted bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds suspending his sentence in Al-Azizia case or six weeks.
According to details, a three-judge bench led by CJP granted bail to the deposed prime minister enabling him to seek medical treatment within the country. He will not be allowed to leave the country.
The bail has been granted against two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million each and as soon as its period is over he will have to surrender himself to jail authorities. Sharif’s advocate had requested for bail for eight weeks.
Rao Anwar, others indicted by Karachi ATC in Naqeebullah murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here has indicted former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and other suspects in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case.
During the hearing on Monday, the court summoned the witnesses in the case on the next hearing, which has been set for April 11.
The court has also summoned Naqeebullah’s father, who is the petitioner in the case, and the judicial magistrate at the next hearing.