Cyber Criminals Wanted by FBI and Interpol Arrested in Karachi

Noor Aziz Uddin and Farhan Arshad, two of the top ten most wanted cyber criminals by the FBI, were arrested by the Karachi cyber crime division of FIA over the weekend.

Mir Mazhar Jabbar, a senior official with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, said his team had arrested Noor Aziz and Farhan Arshad from the northern part of Karachi. He said, “They were on the most wanted list of the FBI and we have successfully arrested them”.

Arshad and Uddin defrauded people out of more than $50 million

According to allegations, they were involved in running an illegal international telecom scheme which had victims ranging from individuals and companies to government entities in the US as well as other countries.

In late 2013, the FBI released a statement which said. “Arshad and Uddin are part of an international criminal ring that the FBI believes extends into Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Spain, Singapore, Italy, Malaysia and other locations”.

Both of them had $50,000 bounties on their heads at the time of arrest

It is estimated that from November 2008 to April 2012, they defrauded people out of more than $50 million. The scheme, known as international revenue share fraud, involved gaining access to unauthorized business telephone systems and using them for long distance calls to premium rate numbers. The victims end up footing the bill for the calls.

A federal arrest warrant for Noor Aziz Uddin was issued back in June 2012 by the US authorities in New Jersey after he was indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers and identity theft. At the time of the arrest, Arshad and Uddin had $50,000 bounties on his head.

Talal is a Director and the Chief Content Officer at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]


  • Rather than handing them over to the FBI or Interpol, Pakistan must take advantage of them and use them as a resource for finding such Cyber Crimes in the country.

    • Dont’ forget our beloved prophet had Darhi therefore don’t involve Darhi in this mess. A man with or without Darhi can do a crime. First think before doing “Nafrat” with a darhi wala.

    • merey bhai….soch samajh kar bola karo
      agar aap daarhi waloon sey nafrat kartay ho tou zaroori nahi key har koi karta ho
      hosakta hai har koi aap sey nafrat karta ho
      btw I am not a daarhi wala too…..but comments on daarhi (which is sunnat) cant be tolerated

      Famous Quote
      “Mulla chor nahi huey…Choron ney daarhiyaan rakh li hain”

      so call a thief a thief…..instead of mocking upon all Daarhi walas

  • If they are Pakistani citizen’s they must be dealt with according to local law, after detailed investigation of matter.

  • I knew them personally, both of them are innocent and cleared by Malaysian court in July 2012, they were also cleared by FIA in 2012. Their rearrest in 2015 was made on personal grievance by an officer as they have refused to provide money demanded by one corrupt officer the in charge of this activity. However after refusal from them, he presented / portrayed them like an evil in front of media. If some should inquire about their status, he may get information about the team who arrested them? Where are they now? Jesa dikhta hai wesa hota naheen hai. Mujhey afsoos hai appney reputable media pay kay woh bagheer kissi tasdeeq kay bari bari khabrain laga deta hai jo kay 100% jhoot par mabni hoti hain. Jald logo ko sach pata chal jaey ga kay in becharoo ka yeh haal kiyoon hoa or kiss nay kiya sirf jand takoo ki khatir. in ko bhi badnaam kiya or Pakistan ko bhi. This has not happened upon FBI request, this all happened by fake query generated by an individual who continuously threatening both of them and their families too.

  • I knew them personally, both of them are innocent and cleared by
    Malaysian court in July 2012, they were also cleared by FIA in 2012.
    Their rearrest in 2015 was made on personal grievance by an officer as
    they have refused to provide money demanded by one corrupt officer the
    in charge of this activity. However after refusal from them, he
    presented / portrayed them like an evil in front of media. If some
    should inquire about their status, he may get information about the team
    who arrested them? Where are they now? Jesa dikhta hai wesa hota naheen
    hai. Mujhey afsoos hai appney reputable media pay kay woh bagheer kissi
    tasdeeq kay bari bari khabrain laga deta hai jo kay 100% jhoot par
    mabni hoti hain. Jald logo ko sach pata chal jaey ga kay in becharoo ka
    yeh haal kiyoon hoa or kiss nay kiya sirf jand takoo ki khatir. in ko
    bhi badnaam kiya or Pakistan ko bhi. This has not happened upon FBI
    request, this all happened by fake query generated by an individual who
    continuously threatening, blackmailing both of them and their families
    too for the sake of amount demanding by him and his team.

  • hum log public ka bhi haal bura hi hai, bas jo media pay dekha us par bagheer kissi tasdeeq kay emman lay aey. bhai biased how kay mat dekho, neutral rahoo kam say kam dosri taraf ka opinion bhi to janey ki koshih karo kay akhir sach kiya hai, ager tumharey sath ya tumharey kissi bhai or betey kay sath is tarhan ki mishap ho jaey khuda na khuasta to phir may app logon or app ki families kay barey mai iss tarhan kay comments doon jo kay sach na hoon or jhoot par mabni hon to mai poocho ga kay app kay dil par kiya guzrey gi. FBI ki har baat sach naheen hoti hai, or ager sach hai tou phir malaysian court nay in dono ko kiyon choora 62 din remand may rakhney key baad jab kay in ko FBI ki request par pakra gya tha. jab kay US or Malaysia ki extradition treaty bhi hai. Is ka jawab to dou?

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