The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber-crime wing has registered a case against an email address that had allegedly threatened the New Zealand team for pulling out of their tour to Pakistan.
“The email was sent to New Zealand Police with the ulterior motives to coerce, intimidate, and create fear, panic, insecurity in the government, public, and create threat to international peace,” the FIR mentioned.
The FIR mentioned that information from Interpol Wallington through Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) revealed that the email account — email@example.com — had sent a threatening email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject of the email was: “Terror attack coming”.
“Dear New Zealand cricket you did wrong to Pakistan and now see what happens to you. Your cricket team is not going anywhere now in every places the bomb will be placed from your hotel to your flight And my mens will not forgive you they’re coming New Zealand #PakistanZindabad,” the email’s text read.
Interpol, with the help of details provided by Google, indicated that the IP used to create the email account was from Singapore, while the IP of the device, through which the email was sent, is connected in India.
The FIR stated that U/S 10 (Cyber Terrorism) — coerce, intimidate, create a sense of fear, panic or insecurity in the government or the public or a section of the public or community or sect, or create a sense of fear or insecurity in society — Section 506 — whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both — and Section 109 — whoever abets any offence shall, if the act abetted is committed in consequence of the abetment, and no express provision is made by this code for the punishment of such abetment, be punished with the punishment provided for the offence.