‘Manginginom pala!’: Hacker ordered P1 million-worth of alcohol, says Gatchalian

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian disclosed Thursday that the hacker of his credit card had ordered P1 million-worth of alcoholic beverages, contrary to his initial suspicion that the latter had purchased food items. Gatchalian made the…

Palma: I don’t solicit funds through email

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines —Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has released another statement, reiterating that he does not solicit money through electronic mail (email). This he said on Monday, October 21, 2019, after he received information that a…

Cebuana singer Karencitta regains ‘hijacked’ Instagram account

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana singer-songwriter Karencitta or Karen Ann Cabrera off stage regained her Instagram account on March 17, Sunday after it was hacked on March 16, Saturday. Karencitta confirmed to Cebu Daily News Digital in…

‘Hacker-for-hire’ pleads guilty to Yahoo! breach

Inquirer.net 11/30/2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A Canadian man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities said was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user…

MAO BA?

Editorial 06/07/2017

ANXIOUS DEPOSITORS Loyal depositors of the Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands were understandably alarmed and furious over a report on the bank’s statement that they were having an “internal data processing error” that caused discrepancies in…

Comelec’s negligence

Editorial 04/24/2016

If Paul Biteng lived in China or some communist country, he wouldn’t be caught smiling or chuckling by news photographers after being arrested for defacing a government website. More likely he would be detained in isolation, surrounded…

Website leaking voters’ data taken down

04/23/2016

THE website containing a massive leak on the personal details of millions of voters was taken down yesterday following coordination with the Philippines’ Department of Justice  and the US DOJ. DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime has already informed…

Bangladesh bank chief quits amid $81-M hacking scandal

03/16/2016

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s central bank chief resigned yesterday, the finance minister said, after hackers stole $81 million from the nation’s foreign reserves in an audacious cyber-heist that has hugely embarrassed the government. “He called me yesterday…

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