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U.S. takes off the gloves in global cyber wars – top officials

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:07 AM

US efforts will include 'network hardening' and improved cyber security, the Pentagon said

CYBERWAR. The US vows to increase measures against cyber threats, identifying countries such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as primary culprits. Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.


NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining – report

Sep 19, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Cyber Threat Alliance reports a 459% increase in the past year of illicit crypto mining – a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create cryptocurrency

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Cyber insurance market to double by 2020, says reinsurance firm

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Companies may more than double their spending on cyber insurance from $3.4 to $4 billion in 2017 to $8 to $9 billion by 2020, according to Munich Re


Inquirer editor posts bail for Cebu cyber libel complaint

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:16 PM

A Cebu court issued the arrest warrant against Abelardo Ulanday, who paid a P30,000-bail for his release

SURRENDERED. Inquirer.net editor-in-chief and Cebu Daily News publisher Abelardo Ulanday. Photo from Cebu Daily News

A hacker explains Russia's use of cyber warfare in 2016 U.S. election

Jul 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'Everything about Hillary Clinton had to be negative and you really had to tear into her. It was all about the leaked email, the corruption scandals, and the fact that she is super rich,' says a former Russian troll


UK committee remains wary of Huawei telco equipment in annual report

Jul 24, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The United Kingdom's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre Oversight Board says it can only provided 'limited assurance' that risks relating to Huawei's involvement in UK networks have been sufficiently mitigated

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Singapore says hackers stole 1.5 million health records in cyberattack

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) Singapore's health and information ministries say a government database was broken into in a 'deliberate, targeted and well-planned' strike, describing the attack as 'unprecedented'

STOLEN: Pretty Girls

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:32 PM

They were groomed, abused, and sold online. Now the children tell their story.

Opini: Ruang aman perempuan di dunia maya

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Perempuan sering menjadi korban dari cyber crime. Produk budaya dan nilai tradisional mempengaruhi fenomena ini

Kekerasan yang dialami perempuan di dunia maya sebagai produk dari budaya patriarki.

Accused Yahoo hacker gets 5 years in prison, fine

May 30, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'Hackers such as [Karim] Baratov ply their trade without regard for the criminal objectives of the people who hire and pay them,' says US prosecutor Alex Tse


Tricks and techniques from Kevin Mitnick, the ‘world’s most famous hacker’

May 02, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Assume that users can be negligent and that social engineering techniques are 99% effective, says the hacker formerly among the FBI's most wanted

KEVIN MITNICK. The 'world's most famous hacker' speaks about social engineering at ePLDT's cybersecurity launch. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Britain's National Crime Agency says 'authorities in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted 6 members of the crime group behind webstresser.org'

SECURITY. File photo show people work at computers during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last January 23, 2018. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Cyber libel charges 'unfounded' – Rappler's Maria Ressa

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:52 PM

'The allegations against me are baffling and unfounded,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in her counter-affidavit filed with the DOJ on her behalf by her lawyers

COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on April 24, 2018, swears to the truthfulness of the counter-affidavit that her lawyers will file on her behalf the next day. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler's Maria Ressa appears at DOJ over cyber libel complaint

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:16 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler CEO Maria Ressa appears before Department of Justice prosecutors a day ahead of the filing of her counter-affidavit, as she would be in Seoul on Wednesday to participate in a forum on the state of press freedom around the world

RAPPLER CEO. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa appears before the Department of Justice on April 24, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'The Charcoal Confessions': Nancy Binay writes book on cyberbullying

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The book is currently titled '45 Handy Tips Towards Healing: The Nancy Binay Charcoal Confessions' and could be released before the 2019 campaign

 Photo by Angie de Silva

Cyber libel complaint vs Rappler, Kim meets Xi, Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica | Midday wRap

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:16 PM

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How to check your third-party app permissions on Facebook

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Facebook users can ensure companies and app makers don't continue to mine them for data. Here's a guide on how to do so.

NBI claims initial ruling on Rappler cyber libel case 'prematurely disclosed'

Mar 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation said on February 22 that it junked the case after finding 'no basis,' but days later, transmitted it to the Department of Justice

BACKTRACKING? Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Court orders arrest of Top Gear PH's former editor-in-chief

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Vernon Sarne is charged with cyber libel for identifying on a Facebook post the wrong person as the gunman in a 2016 road rage incident

ORDERED ARRESTED. A Manila regional trial court has ordered the arrest of ex-Top Gear Philippines editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne over cyber libel charges. Photo from Sarne's Facebook account

Rappler's cyber libel case will make Cybercrime Law unconstitutional – lawyer

Mar 09, 2018 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The crime of online libel didn't exist at the time the Rappler story was published. 'If respondents are charged by the government, it would make the cybercrime act an ex post facto law' which is prohibited under the Constitution, says top cybercrime lawyer JJ Disini.

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Rappler to NBI: Why revive case you already dismissed?

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation in February junked a libel complaint filed against Rappler, finding it to be 'without basis. In a bizarre twist, the agency revives the case.

NBI dismisses, then recommends cyber libel case vs Rappler

Mar 09, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The NBI backtracks on its earlier finding that businessman Wilfredo Keng's complaint over a story published 5 years ago has 'no basis'

CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, Maria Ressa (C), arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters in Manila on January 22, 2018. The head of a news website threatened with closure by the government appeared before state investigators on January 22 over a defamation complaint which she decried as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's concerted attack on press freedom. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 - 1:39 PM

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NBI junks cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Feb 22, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The NBI's legal and evaluation service says the complaint has gone beyond the one-year prescriptive period for libel

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler

U.S. announces takedown of global cyber theft ring

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The US Justice Department announces that 13 members of the Infraud Organization, responsible for $530 million in losses among victims, have been arrested

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

Malacanang on Carandang, Rappler cyber libel complaint, Top CHED official resigns | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Rappler answers cyber libel complaint at NBI

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa asks the National Bureau of Investigation to stop the investigation for lack of legal basis

Atty Gemo files a counter-affidavit for the cyber libel complaint against Rappler's Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos at the NBI cybercrime office on February 1, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Latest Alphabet 'moonshot' aims to thwart cyber attacks

Jan 25, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Google parent company Alphabet unveils Chronicle, a new unit dedicated to 'helping companies find and stop cyber attacks before they cause harm'


How cyber libel complaint versus Rappler can endanger the press

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:36 PM

This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Mayon Volcano eruption, Sanofi on Dengvaxia victims, Poe on LTFRB circular | Evening wRap

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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What's the right to be forgotten? Cyber libel complaint vs Rappler sparks discussion

Jan 22, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The right to be forgotten empowers an individual to remove a personal information that's out there in the internet

PRESS FREEDOM THREATS. Cyber libel is just one of many threats to press freedom. Journalists and press freedom advocates come together during a Black Friday protest on January 19, 2018.

NBI: Rappler can be liable for cyber libel despite non-retroactive law

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation's cybercrime chief believes that the theory of continuous publication applies to the case of Rappler

CYBERCRIME. NBI Cybercrime Division Chief Manuel Antonio Eduarte speaks to reporters on January 19, 2018, a day after subpoenas for a cyber libel complaint were served to Rappler. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Canadian hacker charged over leak of 3 billion hacked accounts

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:55 AM

The leaks involve accounts from LinkedIn and the Ashley Madison online dating service, among other hacked sites


Vietnam's 10,000-strong 'cyber army' slammed by rights groups

Dec 29, 2017 - 3:59 PM

A top Vietnamese general this week reportedly said that the brigade dubbed 'Force 47' has been tasked with fighting 'wrongful views' spreading on the internet

Sotto files cyber-libel complaint vs Cocoy Dayao over #SilentNoMore blog

Nov 28, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III files the case before the Pasay City Prosecutor's Office

Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Trillanes files cyber-libel complaint vs Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV seeks Rey Joseph Nieto's imprisonment and payment of civil damages and legal fees, amounting to nearly P1.3 million

Hackers stole data from 57M Uber riders, drivers – CEO

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:06 AM

(UPDATED) Uber says hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers of the ridesharing service in a 2016 incident

Aguirre on 2019 elections, Sotto to file cyber-libel complaint, Trump on North Korea | Midday wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:05 PM

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Sotto eyes cyber-libel charges vs Cocoy Dayao

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:25 PM

What if there's a public apology? 'Walang mangyayari doon. Pasuntok na lang siya sa 'kin kung gusto niya,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III.

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

COL Financial reports possible system security breach

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The online stock brokerage, however, stresses that clients’ accounts, including their stock positions and transactions, are unaffected

Social media and democracy: Optimism fades as fears rise

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Fears grow over how social media may have been manipulated to disrupt the US election, and over how authoritarian governments are using the networks to clamp down on dissent

Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the rise

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Criminals have realized that ATMs can be accessed through the bank's network, says the European police agency


Duterte, Trillanes, Solano | Evening wRap

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

PNA hit by cyber attack on day of viral blunders – Andanar

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PCOO Secretary says an IP address was supposedly trying to access the PNA s old server and dashboard

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo