CCPO alerts public against hackers, scammers, posing as police officers

Pegeeen Maisie Sararaña 11/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from ATM scams and budol-budol, Cebu City police have also alerted the public against individuals who pose as police officers to scam their victims and steal their personal information. Police Colonel Ireneo…

Hackers demand $10 million for stolen Australian health records

Agence France Presse 11/10/2022

Sydney, Australia — Hackers leaking medical records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company said Thursday they are demanding $10 million to make it stop, about a dollar for each of their potential victims. Medibank earlier this week…

Hackers claiming they can manipulate 2022 polls fall in Cavite, Laguna

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/27/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Three hackers who claimed they can breach the Commission on Election (Comelec) system and manipulate the outcome of the 2022 elections were arrested in Cavite and Laguna, the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC)…

Cybercrimes still a big problem in Region 7 — authorities

Vhenna Maria Mantilla 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –- Cybercrimes remain to be a major concern for the Central Visayas Anti-Cybercrime Unit, authorities say. The internet is today’s most democratic place, which allows the formation of a new field in gaining both…

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

Associated Press 09/17/2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese…

Businesses urged: Take measures as hackers shift attacks on firms

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/24/2018

Businesses are encouraged to adopt the latest cyber security measures as today’s trends show that hackers have shifted their targets for their attacks from credit cards to corporations. Marlon Cruz, country director of cyber security services provider…

Team from Cavite school wins PLDT Hackathon Challenge

11/28/2016

TEAM Pentagon from Cavite State University was awarded as the ultimate winner in the #PLDT88 Hackathon Challenge for its innovative solution called “PLDT TechGo” that enables a PLDT subscriber in need of technical support to contact the…

Bank exec assures: PH banks secure from hackers

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/09/2016

A TOP executive of the Cebu Bankers’ Club (CBC) has assured the public that banks in the Philippines remain secure despite recent news of scams and frauds. Maximo Rey Eleccion, CBC president, gave the assurance yesterday amid…

Maine Mendoza recovers hacked Instagram account

Niza Mariñas 03/02/2016

SOCIAL media and TV celebrity Maine Mendoza, half of the phenomenal loveteam AlDub (the other half is actor Alden Richards), has recovered her Instagram account, after it was hacked past midnight of Feb. 24. In her first…

How to protect your company from hackers

Aileen Garcia-Yap 06/05/2015

Be extra vigilant. Don’t trust everything you receive in the email. Keep your personal information private. Invest in information technology (IT) systems that will help protect your company from hacking. These were the tips given by Dexter…

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