Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency on Saturday arrested two cyber criminals who are on the FBI’s most wanted list of cyber criminals, Noor Aziz and Farhan Arshad were wanted for cyber crimes by Interpol and the FBI for defrauding victims of amounts in excess of $50 million.
Aziz and Arshad along with three others were arrested from the northern part Karachi, Pakistan the country’s largest city and commercial hub, said Mir Mazhar Jabbar, a senior official with Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency.
Two of the FBI Most wanted Cyber criminals Arrested in Pakistan
Noor Aziz Uddin and Farhan Ul arshad were on the FBI most wanted lists of cyber criminals for their alleged involvement in an international telecommunications scheme that defrauded unsuspecting individuals, companies, and government entities, including large telecom companies, in both the United States and abroad to the tune of $50 million.
Between November of 2008 and April of 2012, Aziz and Arshad were alleged to have compromised computer systems and conducted a fraudulent scheme which ultimately defrauded victims of amount in excess of $50 million.
Later on June 29, 2012, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Aziz and Arshad in the United States District Court of New Jersey, after they were indicted on account of conspiracy to commit wire fraud totalling $50 million.
FBI had put both Noor Aziz Uddin and Farhan Ul Arshad on the top cyber criminals list with a reward of up to $50,000 each for information leading to their arrest.