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Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:12 AM

A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye says the newly identified group dubbed APT38 is the source of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted 'hundreds of millions' of dollars

State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Singapore's health minister says the strike was 'a deliberate, targeted, and well-planned cyberattack and not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs'

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'

European Union states to form 'rapid response' cyber force – Lithuania

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis says his counterparts from Croatia, Estonia, the Netherlands and Romania will join him on Monday to sign the agreement in Luxembourg. Finland, France, Poland, and Spain will join later this year.

Southeast Asia faces threats from ISIS, cyberattacks – ASEAN chair

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:11 PM

At the opening of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells fellow leaders that ISIS continues to threaten the region

Photos from ASEAN2018 Organising Committee

Tech firms sign pledge to refrain from helping cyberattacks

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, adds, 'This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world'

Cybercriminals pivot to cryptomining, fileless malware – McAfee

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Increasing cybersecurity threats linked to cybercriminals' ability to use open-source tools and shared, accumulated information within their community

5 diplomatic rows looming over Russia's World Cup

Mar 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Poisonings, doping, cyberattacks and conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine make for a tense World Cup in 2018

COUNTDOWN. A photo taken on the evening of March 5, 2018 shows the digital FIFA World Cup 2018 countdown clock placed in front of the Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow marking 100 days to the beginning of the tournament. Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP

Cybersecurity roundup: February 25 to March 3, 2018

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Learn more about this week's cybersecurity happenings in our roundup!

GitHub down only less than 10 minutes after world's largest DDoS attack

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:53 AM

The DDoS attack took advantage of unprotected memcached servers meant to speed up networks, using that power to amplify the data sent to GitHub 50 times over

Equifax identifies 2.4 million more affected by massive hack

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Equifax says the newly identified consumers were not previously informed because their social security numbers -- which appeared to be the focus of the hackers – were not stolen together with their partial driver's license information

Cyberattack against German government 'ongoing'

Mar 01, 2018 - 10:37 PM

'It is a real cyberattack on part of the government system. It's an ongoing process, an ongoing attack,' says Armin Schuster, chairman of the German parliamentary committee on intelligence issues

North Korea cyber threat 'more aggressive than China' – US firm

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:33 PM

It is the first time that FireEye had used the designation 'Advanced Persistent Threat' for a North Korean-based group

Cybersecurity roundup: February 11 to 17, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Here's an overview of some of the major occurrences in the cybersecurity sector from February 11 to 17

U.S., Britain blame Russia for 'NotPetya' ransomware attack

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Statements from Washington and London say Russia would face ramifications for the attacks that crippled computer networks in the United States and Europe, including those of some big corporations

NOTPETYA. Petya ransom note. Photo sourced from Wikipedia and posted by user Jbuket.

A look back on the cyberattacks that threatened PH businesses

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Don’t let history repeat itself. Learn how to protect yourself and your business at PROTECT 2018

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Feb 11, 2018 - 10:01 PM

North Korea and Russia deny launching any attacks on the Pyeongchang Olympics

OLYMPIC GAMES. The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018.  Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

NUJP slams cyberattack on Kodao Productions' website

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Kodao.org is known for covering the peace process between the Philippine government and the NDFP, as well as issues about indigenous peoples, human rights, environmental issues

Top Dutch banks, revenue service hit by cyber attacks

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) The Netherlands' top 3 banks experience DDoS attacks over the weekend, which blocked access to websites and internet banking services


Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 – researchers

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:08 PM

McAfee researchers say that as ransomware profitability fades in the face of new defenses, hackers will turn to new kinds of attacks that could involve damage or disruption of computers and networks

Blackpanda CEO sees opportunities in PH amid security threats

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Gene Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of private security firm Blackpanda, says there is room for businesses to improve their safety protocols

FORMER GREEN BERET. Blackpanda CEO Gene Yu visits the Philippines during a time when security breaches, drug war, and terrorism attacks are making headlines. Instead of being discouraged, he sees a business opportunity. Image from Blackpanda

Lenovo to pay $3.5M in lawsuit involving 750,000 vulnerable laptops

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The laptops in question are from 2014 and 2015 and contain pre installed software that left users open to cyberattacks


DOF installing new cybersecurity system

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Department of Finance is cooperating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology on the system which it expects to be fully operational by 2021

Briton extradited from Germany for allegedly hacking two UK banks

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Daniel Kaye 29 allegedly orchestrates so called distributed denial of service DDoS attacks against the banks

Bureau of Customs, HBO, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2017 - 12:54 PM

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British hacker convicted in Germany of major cyber attack

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The regional court in the western city of Cologne said it would suspend the sentence of one year and eight months against the defendant Daniel Kaye following pleas to this effect by both prosecutors and the defence

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Cyberattack blocks Maersk terminals, new orders

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM

A number of Maersk s 76 container terminals are affected and forced to run on manual systems AP Moller Maersk chief operating officer Vincent Clerc says

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Focus on defenses as users scramble after global cyberattack

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The director of Europol Rob Wainwright says there are clear similarities with the WannaCry incident but warns there are also indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities

Ukraine, Maersk hit in new wave of global cyberattacks

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:05 PM

UPDATED Several companies and organizations are targeted in what appears to be another major spread of ransomware

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

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Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Ukraine's presidential office says website attacked by Russia

May 17, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The president s website has sustained an organized attack says President Petro Poroshenko s deputy administration chief Dmytro Shymkiv in a statement

BSP to banks: Don't pay ransomware attackers

May 16, 2017 - 9:30 PM

While no Philippine bank was affected in the global ransomware attack the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas issues guidelines on dealing with cyber criminals and protecting sensitive data

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

May 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

These inaccurate statements have seriously misled public opinion caused panic among teachers and students and affected the normal order of instruction and life the China Education and Research Network says giving no further details

Cyberattacks level off after global pushback, but fears persist

May 15, 2017 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe which is a success a senior spokesman for Europol says

CYBERATTACK. The world's biggest ransomware attack strikes hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.

Duterte, Sison, cyberattack | Midday wRap

May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

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Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

May 15, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith warns of the danger of exploits developed by governments falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage

LESSONS FROM A CYBERATTACK. Microsoft's Brad Smith warns governments against storing computer vulnerabilities. Image of Brad Smith from Twitter.

More cyberattacks feared as work week begins

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

200,000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states – Europol

May 14, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says he is worried that the ransomware attack might spread further once people return to work on Monday

Renault shuts down sites after being hit by cyberattack

May 13, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Production remains suspended French carmaker Renault spokeswoman says

ATTACKED. French automobile manufacturer Renault's production remains suspended due to the cyber attack. Logo from Renault's website

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

Russia runs up cyber score against U.S. with Yahoo, election hacks

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Russia s hack attacks could make it harder for US president Donald Trump to smooth relations with Moscow amid ongoing probes into the links between his campaign advisors and Moscow

HACKING THE US ELECTIONS AND YAHOO. Russia racks up a string of successful hacks. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

Singapore defense ministry reports cyber breach

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Hackers are able to steal the identity card details telephone numbers and dates of birth of around 850 employees and people on military service

Gulf cyber attacks on rise, conference told

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:03 PM

All Gulf Cooperation Council countries are at risk Saleh Almotairi director general of the Saudi National Cyber Security Center tells the conference

BEWARE OF CYBERATTACKS. Director General of National Cyber Security Center in the Saudi Interior Ministry Saleh Ibrahim Almotairi attends the second International Cyber Security Conference, in Riyadh on February 27, 2017. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/ AFP

Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The 29 year old who was subject to a European arrest warrant is detained on Wednesday February 22 by officers from Britain s National Crime Agency NCA German federal police and prosecutors say in a statement

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM CYBERATTACK. Visitors walks around the logo of German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom at the CeBIT, world's biggest IT fair, on March 2, 2011 in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP

Hollande voices fear of cyberattacks in French vote

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Hollande who is not himself seeking re election did not say what kind of threat the two stage April 23 May 7 presidential election faces nor did he point the finger at any group or country

FRANCOIS HOLLANDE. French President Francois Hollande walks at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris after a cabinet meeting on February 15, 2017.  Photo by Stephane de Sakutin/ AFP

US teen confessed to Brussels airport cyberattack – prosecutors

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

FBI agents question a 14 year old boy from the US city of Pittsburgh who admitted trying to hack Zaventem airport s website and computer system in March 2016 they say

ZAVENTEM AIRPORT. A man enters Brussels Airport in Zaventem by a new double-door entrance set up following new security measures, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Theirry Roge/ Belga / AFP