ASEAN officials begin talks to battle terrorism, illegal drugs

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Other crimes such as human trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property theft are also on the agenda of the officials' meeting in the Philippines

ALL AGAINST CRIME. ASEAN senior officials join hands in a show of solidarity against transnational crime during the preparatory meeting for the 11th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC). ASEAN photo

3 foreigners arrested for ATM skimming in Pampanga

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The suspects – identified as a Nicaraguan Italian and Romanian – allegedly stole P339 300 from various ATMs in the province

The 3 foreigners suspected to be conducting ATM skimming activities cover their faces with their shirts as they were escorted to the conference room in Camp Olivas. (Photo by Jun A. Malig)

2-year-old boy, 6 others rescued from Bacolod cybersex den

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:38 PM

The victims include the children nieces and neighbors of the alleged operator of the cybersex den

Locator map of Bacolod City

FAST FACTS: What is cyber sedition?

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The Philippine government says it will soon be arresting one suspect for spreading terrorist propaganda online in relation to the Marawi crisis

Child pimp and molester sentenced to life in prison

May 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Policemen call Jerrie Arraz a demon and details of what he did to his victims convince a Quezon City judge that he is one

CONVICTED RAPIST. Jerrie Arraz is convicted of rape on top of human trafficking and cybercrime in a decision promulgated by the QC RTC Branch 100 on May 26, 2017. Photo courtesy of the International Justice Mission

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions from members of the media during an ambush interview following the recommendation by the Commission on Appointments Foreign Affairs Committee of his confirmation as DFA Secretary at the Office of the Senate in Pasay City on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras

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

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

May 13, 2017 - 7:14 AM

4th UPDATE French police say there were more than 75 000 victims around the globe but caution that this number could increase significantly

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

BPI hits higher net income in Q1, makes progress vs ATM hackers

Apr 20, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The bank kicks off 2017 with a net income of P6 25 billion in the first quarter It also announces the conviction of a member of an ATM skimming syndicate

U.S. takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker

Apr 11, 2017 - 10:46 AM

US authorities say Piotr or Peter Levashov had operated the Kelihos network of tens of thousands of infected computers stealing personal data and sending spam emails by the millions

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

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.

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Seen as a gateway to key information about its user cybercriminals shift their focus to smartphones

Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling

Feb 28, 2017 - 5:53 PM

The arrest of the Chinese nationals is part of the PNP s streamlined crackdown on illegal gambling

ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING. Fifteen young Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 28, 2017 after they were arrested for operating an illegal gambling website. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017 - 11:22 AM

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Online libel tops cybercrime cases in the Philippines for 2016

Jan 27, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The number of cybercrime complaints has increased over the past 3 years with online libel online scams and identity theft being the most common complaints

FIGHTING ONLINE CRIME. Online libel is the top cybercrime complaint in 2016, according to the Philippine National Police - Anti-Cybercrime Group.

Washington Post corrects report on Russians hacking US electricity grid

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED The newspaper initially reported on December 30 2016 that a code connected to Russian hacking efforts had been discovered in a utility system in Vermont which could point to vulnerabilities in the US electrical grid

What we know about Russia's alleged hacking of U.S. vote

Dec 30, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Here is what is known so far about the who what and why of the hacking strikes during the recent US election campaign

ALLEGED ELECTION HACKING. Here's what's known so far regarding the alleged hacking of the US vote. Donald Trump photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP.

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

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

24-year-old faces 6 years in jail for streaming porn on videotron

Oct 05, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Police plan to charge the man with publicly displaying a porn film and displaying a film showing indecent scenes

VIDEO GONE WRONG. A videotron in Jakarta shows a porn video. Photo from Twitter/@Fahrizal_Reza

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

BIG BREACH. Yahoo encourages users to change their password in light of the massive data breach.

Australian pedophile, 6 others indicted for sexual abuse

Sep 13, 2016 - 10:12 PM

The justice department files criminal charges against Peter Scully and 6 others for sexually abusing young children in Mindanao and uploading videos for their clients in Europe

INDICTED. Australian pedophile Peter Scully and 6 others face criminal charges for sexually abusing and exploiting Filipino children. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PNP arrests 25 foreigners in Boracay cybercrime den

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:59 PM

The arrests are a result of a shabu buy bust operation done by local police in Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag on Boracay island

Preventing cybercrime: Appreciate the value of information today

Jul 09, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Henry Aguda says The general disposition is that we still have not gotten to the point where we appreciate information similar to how we appreciate the value of the peso or the dollar

Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

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. MySpace logo from official website.

Marcos camp: Smartmatic, Comelec personnel violated cybercrime law

May 24, 2016 - 3:12 PM

The Marcos camp bases its complaint on the move of Smartmatic and Comelec personnel to intentionally alter the script in the transparency server without prior authorization from the Comelec en banc

COMPLAINT. Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, represented by Abakaba party list Representative Jonathan dela Cruz files a complaint against Smartmatic at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office on May 24, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

NEW HEAD. Buenaventura, a seasoned banker, would become president and chief executive officer of RCBC starting July 1. Photo from DBP website

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Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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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

HACKER ARRESTED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (center) on April 21, 2016, presents the first suspected hacker of the poll body's website. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Hackers attack site of UN-backed human development network

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:19 AM

The Philippine Human Development Network site appears to have been defaced by someone from Anonymous Rabaa

DEFACED. The screenshot shows the  defaced Philippine Human Development Network website

Mexico voter database leak affects 87 million

Apr 25, 2016 - 12:15 PM

MacKeeper s Chris Vickery: There was no password or authentication of any sort required It was configured purely for public access

VOTER DATABASE. People cast their votes in Morelia, Michoacan state, Mexico, on 07 June 2015. File photo by Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EPA

Malware, phishing, cybersecurity: terms you need to know

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Understanding the terms often associated with hackers and cybersecurity may come in handy against cybercrimes

How to protect your computer vs cyberattacks

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The Commission on Elections data leak highlights the urgency of protecting your own system from hackers

Conversations with the creators of We Have Your Data

Apr 22, 2016 - 5:15 PM

We Have Your Data s creators talk with Luis Buenaventura to shed some light on the site

Searchable website of leaked Comelec data taken down

Apr 22, 2016 - 2:18 PM

While the site does appear to be down Filipinos data from the Comelec data breach is likely still circulating online

White, black, gray hat hackers: What's the diff?

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The motivations of hackers distinguish them from each other

Is Comelec liable for website data leak?

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

A data privacy lawyer believes the poll body could be sued for failing to protect personal information However a former Comelec lawyer argues that liability depends on the nature of the leaked data

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Cybersecurity measures part of poll preparations – PNP

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:19 PM

The PNP says it has alerted its anti cybercrime group to provide additional security following hacking attacks on the Commission on Elections website

COOPERATION. The PNP and the AFP on Thursday, April 7, signed the joint operational guidelines for the conduct of the May 9 elections. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

'Clear link' between Bangladesh bank hackers, RCBC – Recto

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED Senators will discuss the request of RCBC branch manager Maia Santos Deguito to testify in an executive session at the second hearing on Thursday

SENATE PROBE. The Senate blue ribbon committee conducts a public hearing on the Bangladesh bank heist involving a Philippine bank and casinos, on March 15, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

World at risk: WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Connections are fracturing at a time when changes in the global economy and climate require common direction says the World Economic Forum

Turkish teen detained for 'insulting' Erdogan freed by court

Oct 22, 2015 - 10:41 PM

The boy is accused of insulting Erdogan on Facebook a crime that carries up to four years in prison

TURKISH CHIEF. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Jinggoy camp: Luy digital files tampered with

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:06 PM

The Luy disk drive has become unreliable and unbelievable and its contents inaccurate [upon] which the prosecution largely based their allegations against Senator Estrada the defense says

DOJ to form 'cyber police' team

Aug 12, 2015 - 5:19 PM

A team of cybercrime experts will operate under an ethical framework in running after online criminals without trampling on civil liberties the justice department says

65 charged for Globe Telecom theft, fraud

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:02 PM

The suspects arrested by the PNP and the NBI have violated the Cybercrime Prevention Act and may be imprisoned for at least 6 years

Pengancam bom Singapore Airlines jadi target polisi Singapura

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Polisi menduga Ilham Akbar hanya iseng saat mengancam Singapore Airlines melalui akun pseudonim Twitter

Lizard Squad hacker guilty of 50,700 cybercrime charges

Jul 08, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Julius Kivimaki will serve a two year suspended sentence and is ordered to fight against cybercrime He will not go to prison

Saudi supreme court upholds jail, lashes for blogger – wife

Jun 07, 2015 - 8:33 PM

Blogger Raif Badawi arrested in 2012 has received the first 50 of the 1 000 lashes he was sentenced to on January 9

#FREERAIF. Ensaf Haidar (center), wife of Saudia Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, calls for his release during a rally in Canada on January 2015. Photo from EPA/COLE BURSTON