A group of hackers has been targeting celebrities and young girls in Pakistan for leaking selfies and private videos and Afghani girls. The hackers use the images to sell on porn websites. One of the victims of this crime is singer Pirzada, who halted her career after the scandal broke. She had reportedly pulled off her clothes in an unguarded video shared on social media. The singer later lodged a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency.
The incident began when an Afghani-descent woman anf afghani girl, claiming to be in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Imad Wasim, was contacted on Instagram by an Afghani girls. The woman accused Wasim of deceiving her after seeing her pictures online. She also said Wasim called her to London for a private meeting in July. The two started corresponding on Instagram in June. Wasim later uploaded a video clarifying the matter and asked local media outlets not to run the unverified breaking news.