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Utilities including nuclear firms hacked – New York Times

Jul 07, 2017 - 11:21 AM

One of the nuclear firms named in the report is Kansas' Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation. The hacks received an 'amber warning,' the second-highest rating for threat severity from the Department of Homeland Security

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked – New York Times

IT teachers in Visayas undergo cybersecurity training

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The IT teachers will form a pool of trainers who will help students become less vulnerable to cyber attacks

IT teachers in Visayas undergo cybersecurity training

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

Jun 02, 2017 - 11:42 PM

'Not caring about the lives of the people is one of the most important reasons for the destruction of this country,' Hussein Mahdi writes on the agency's webpage

Iraqi hacker arrested for targeting security agency

China issues warning for new ransomware virus 'UIWIX'

May 18, 2017 - 3:25 PM

A University of South Wales cybersecurity researcher says that China is particularly vulnerable because majority of the country's computer users rely on pirated software

China issues warning for new ransomware virus 'UIWIX'

What we've learned from the WannaCry ransomware attacks

May 16, 2017 - 12:30 AM

'An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,' says Microsoft's Brad Smith

What we've learned from the WannaCry ransomware attacks

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

May 13, 2017 - 6:21 PM

The researcher warns that people 'need to update their systems ASAP' to avoid attack

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

DICT launches PH 5-year nat'l cybersecurity plan

May 02, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The cybersecurity plan is the agency's initiative to lift the Philippines' cybersecurity capabilities and know-how to global standards.

DICT launches PH 5-year nat'l cybersecurity plan

Online buy-and-sell 101: Ensuring a good deal

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:49 AM

There’s no better place to find a good deal than online. But how do you make sure you aren’t buying into a scam? Read on to find out

Online buy-and-sell 101: Ensuring a good deal

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters' data leak and a break-in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec, the National Privacy Commission, and the Data Privacy Act to the test

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

4 cyber threats you need to be aware of in 2017

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Contribute to a safer digital ecosystem by staying informed of how malicious online entities act

4 cyber threats you need to be aware of in 2017

Many PH firms unprepared for cyber attacks – SGV

Mar 17, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Sixty percent of firms surveyed in the Philippines do not have a security operation center and lack threat intelligence programs

Many PH firms unprepared for cyber attacks – SGV

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | Evening wRap

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Camille Elemia

Duterte impeachment case, Leila de Lima, Donald Trump | Evening wRap

2 Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo hack

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:03 AM

The indictment links Russia's top spy agency in one of the largest cyberattacks in history

2 Russian spies indicted in massive Yahoo hack

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

'I myself try not to bring any phones to talks regarding sensitive issues,' Lavrov says at a press conference in Moscow. 'At least I seem to have managed not to get into any unpleasant situations for now.'

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Vizio TVs caught spying on consumers, fined $2.2-M

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The US trade commission imposes a hefty fine on a Chinese-owned brand for gathering data via 11 million smart TVs

Vizio TVs caught spying on consumers, fined $2.2-M

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Gmail phishing scam 'highly effective' even on experienced users

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The new phishing technique mimics Google's log-in page accurately

Gmail phishing scam 'highly effective' even on experienced users

Trump taps Giuliani as cybersecurity guru

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:31 PM

Donald Trump says 'immediate attention' and 'input from private sector leaders' is required to "'help the government plan to make us more secure'

Trump taps Giuliani as cybersecurity guru

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Jan 12, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Raymund Liboro, the head of the National Privacy Commission, also reminds the public to be aware of measures to protect themselves from online threats like hacking

Gov't should protect citizens' personal data – NPC's Liboro

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

Jan 11, 2017 - 8:13 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Citing 'multiple' unnamed US officials with direct knowledge of the meeting, CNN says the intelligence chiefs presented a two-page synopsis on the potential embarrassment for the incoming president

Trump hit with claims Russia has compromising info on him

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Jan 05, 2017 - 2:56 PM

After being found criminally liable by the National Privacy Commission following the voters' data leak in March 2016, the poll chief says they will file a motion for reconsideration

Comelec's Bautista: Punish the hackers, not the hacked

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel II

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

1.3 million Google accounts hacked – report

Dec 01, 2016 - 2:53 PM

The hacks come as a result of users downloading illegitimate apps

1.3 million Google accounts hacked – report

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Maute retreats, Anti-Marcos burial rally, Facebook apology | Midday wRap

Were you locked out of your account? Facebook apologizes

Nov 30, 2016 - 12:53 AM

Facebook tells some users, 'Your account is temporarily locked' and directs them to go through a security checkpoint, where they are asked to review recent activity

Were you locked out of your account? Facebook apologizes

Facebook lockout? Netizen lists cybersecurity tips

Nov 25, 2016 - 8:38 PM

A computer science graduate shares his take on the recent spate of Facebook lockouts and a proposed cyber-offensive by alleged pro-Duterte group Duterte Cyber Warriors

Facebook lockout? Netizen lists cybersecurity tips

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:24 PM

When a new phone is launched, the firm's 250-person team begins its attempt to crack it, a process that can range from a few days to months

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

Disgruntled gamer 'likely' behind October U.S. hacking – expert

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:53 PM

The hacker who brought down Amazon, Twitter and Netflix in October may have held a grudge against the PlayStation network, U.S. media says

Disgruntled gamer 'likely' behind October U.S. hacking – expert

WhatsApp suspends giving Facebook European user data

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Privacy concerns over the sharing of data relating to ad targeting fuel the suspension

WhatsApp suspends giving Facebook European user data

Dutchman 'who almost broke the internet' escapes jail

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The man is identified as Sven Olaf Kamphuis whose cyberattacks in 2013 nearly crippled the internet

Dutchman 'who almost broke the internet' escapes jail

Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

Nov 10, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Revelations may affect the company's pending multi-billion dollar acquisition by US telco giant Verizon

Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

For a while there, you could vandalize Trump's website

Nov 09, 2016 - 1:16 PM

Netizens have some fun editing a page on Trump's website

For a while there, you could vandalize Trump's website

China passes controversial cybersecurity law

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:05 PM

The law is largely focused on protecting the country's networks and private user information. It also bans internet users from publishing a wide variety of information, including anything that damages 'national honor,' among others.

China passes controversial cybersecurity law

Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

Nov 03, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Microsoft describes the group responsible for the hack as having the markings of being backed by a nation state, but did not say which one

Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

Oct 24, 2016 - 10:20 AM

A hacker who calls himself 'The Jester' claims to have dealt the cyber attack, accusing Russia of being behind the attacks on Twitter, Netflix and other major sites late last week

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

500 million accounts stolen, Yahoo confirms

Sep 23, 2016 - 3:37 PM

It is history's biggest data breach from a single site, according to one database

500 million accounts stolen, Yahoo confirms

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Hackers are stepping up efforts to turn their exploits into hard cash in recent years by locking unsuspecting computer users' data after infecting their computers with malicious software

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

Many fitness trackers leak personal data – study

Jul 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The highest risk comes from devices made by Runtastic, Striiv and Xiaomi, with 7 to 8 potential vulnerabilities out of 10

Many fitness trackers leak personal data – study

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

MySpace breach hits over 360 million accounts

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:14 PM

MySpace says the stolen data came from a portion of accounts made before June 11, 2013

MySpace breach hits over 360 million accounts

Gil Buenaventura is new RCBC president and CEO

May 16, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The 63-year-old Development Bank of the Philippines chief will replace Lorenzo Tan as RCBC president and CEO starting July 1

Gil Buenaventura is new RCBC president and CEO

Davao gov't websites defaced by Pinoy Hackers group

May 06, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Calling themselves 'Pinoy Hackers,' the group tells people not to allow their votes to amount to nothing

Davao gov't websites defaced by Pinoy Hackers group

Russian email firm doubts legitimacy of 272M 'stolen' credentials

May 06, 2016 - 3:56 PM

None of the 57 million email-and-password combinations reportedly taken from Mail.ru actually work

Russian email firm doubts legitimacy of 272M 'stolen' credentials

Impact of Comelec breach on elections 'minimal' – cybersecurity expert

May 06, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Cybersecurity expert Rene Jaspe says that the biggest effect of the leakage of data of 55 million Filipino voters will be felt a 'long, long' after the elections

Impact of Comelec breach on elections 'minimal' – cybersecurity expert

Yahoo, Microsoft, Google emails among 272M stolen accounts

May 05, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Approximately 40 million of the stolen credentials are Yahoo accounts, while 33 million are from Microsoft's Hotmail and 24 million are from Gmail

Yahoo, Microsoft, Google emails among 272M stolen accounts

Philippines and the world: Cybersecurity in numbers

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Did you know that there have been 1,211 reported cybercrime incidents in the Philippines from 2013 to 2015?

Philippines and the world: Cybersecurity in numbers

2nd suspected Comelec hacker arrested

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The NBI believes 'he is one of the persons who leaked' sensitive data from the Comelec website

2nd suspected Comelec hacker arrested

Part 2: Comelec leak – what can go wrong?

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Anyone knowing your full name, date of birth, and address can start spoofing your identity in opening new email accounts and social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Part 2: Comelec leak – what can go wrong?

SWIFT financial network warns of fraudulent messages

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM

SWIFT's statement is the first acknowledgment that the Bangladesh Bank heist is not an isolated case

SWIFT financial network warns of fraudulent messages

Part 1: Comelec leak – what I discovered

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

No matter how sophisticated the lock is, anyone with the key can open it. In this case, someone left the keys under the doormat.

Part 1: Comelec leak – what I discovered