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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

Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Those who make and distribute online satire which 'disrupts public order' will be liable for a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $800,000

Pay up or else: Spain warns of online 'sextortion'

Aug 11, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Demands are typically for between $400 and $2,900, and the cyber criminals threaten to send supposed personal intimate pictures or videos to the person's 'loved ones' unless they pay up

Can spreading gossip or hoaxes online land you in jail?

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:30 AM

It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person

Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to 'give away parliament seats'

Aug 10, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Hackers break into Hun Sen's official Facebook page and say the Cambodian People's Party would give away 4 seats to other parties

HUN SEN HACKED. Image of Hun Sen from http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/51942 via Wikipedia

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'

Russian intelligence agents allegedly used Bitcoin in U.S. election hack

Jul 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM

'The use of bitcoin allowed the conspirators to avoid direct relationships with traditional financial institutions, allowing them to evade greater scrutiny of their identities and sources of funds,' the indictment reads


Credit card fraud: what you need to know

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:21 PM

In 2020, losses from card fraud are expected to reach $31 billion worldwide – a sharp rise from 2010 figures of $8 billion

CREDIT CARDS. The growth of online shopping has put credit card users at risk. File photo


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.

Cybersecurity roundup: May 13 to 19, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This week's cybersecurity roundup features cellphone tracking hacks and bugs, as well as another Facebook data leak due to an entirely different quiz app

Cybersecurity roundup: May 6 to 12, 2018

May 13, 2018 - 1:41 PM

From Facebook-spread malware to Russia's attempts to divide US society, it's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!

Equifax breach exposed data of millions

May 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The consumer credit reporting agency breaks down just how much data and what types of data were stolen

Cybersecurity roundup: April 29 to May 5, 2018

May 05, 2018 - 1:44 PM

On this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, we've got Facebook stalkers, Cambridge Analytica news, and pacemaker security.

Cybersecurity roundup: April 22 to 28, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Check out this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, which features Amazon Alexa hacks and crackdowns against a major distributed denial of service provider.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday.

THE LAST DANCE. A fire dancer performs in front of tourists on the Philippine island of Boracay on April 25, 2018, the eve of its 6-month closure. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Yahoo remained mum about the hack until more than 2 years later when it was being acquired by US telecom giant Verizon, US regulators say

NPC summons officials of schools, gov't agencies hit by security breach

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission wants them to explain why their Personal Information Controllers did not inform the commission nor the people affected by the data breach within 72 hours of the incident

Cybersecurity roundup: April 15 to 21, 2018

Apr 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

This week's roundup features more Facebook data privacy news, updates on Cambridge Analytica's actions, and a mystery hacker getting unmasked.

Cybersecurity roundup: April 8 to April 14, 2018

Apr 14, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Aside from Facebook's struggles, Russia is on its way to blocking messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate programs. It's this week's Cybersecurity Roundup!

Cybersecurity roundup: April 1 to April 7, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 9:11 AM

Facebook takes on plenty of heat for its handling of a data scandal, while Delta Airlines and Sears suffer security breaches due to a malware attack on a third-party service both companies use. It's your cybersecurity roundup for the week!

Pinoy Lulzsec attacks local, foreign government sites

Apr 03, 2018 - 3:33 PM

A number of local government websites and site pages from foreign governments are affected

Data breach affected 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts – Under Armour

Mar 30, 2018 - 4:48 PM

Under Armour says it found out about the data breach on March 25. The breach however, happened back in February.

Cybersecurity roundup: March 18 to 24, 2018

Mar 24, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Facebook's in the middle of a scandal surrounding user data, while a slip-up by Democratic National Committee hacker Guccifer appears to show he's actually a Russian agent. Here's this week's Cybersecurity Roundup!

Cybersecurity roundup: March 11 to 17, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Cybercriminals are adapting their moneymaking practices to new technologies, and Intel is adding hardware protections to its processors to add walls against the Spectre and Meltdown issues. It's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!

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

Cybersecurity roundup: March 4 to 10, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:46 PM

From massive DDoS attacks to daring heists, here's the cybersecurity news roundup for the week!

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

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!

Ukraine arrests 'Avalanche' cybercrime organizer – police

Feb 26, 2018 - 6:44 PM

A cyber police spokeswoman confirms the arrested man was Gennadiy Kapkanov, a Ukrainian citizen who was using a passport with a different identity

Cybersecurity roundup: February 18 to 24, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 3:02 PM

From North Korean hackers to Taiwanese cryptocurrency robbers, here's our roundup of the cybersecurity happenings across the week

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

Global cybercrime costs $600 billion annually – study

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:54 PM

A report produced by the security firm McAfee with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) finds theft of intellectual property represents about one-fourth of the cost of cybercrime in 2017

Senate approves treaty against cybercrime, child pornography

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:42 AM

'This treaty is very important to protect our people from cybercrime especially since the country is the number one haven for those committing child pornography,' says Senate foreign relations chair Loren Legarda

Russian hackers who stole 160 million credit card numbers sentenced

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Vladimir Drinkman, 37, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Dmitriy Smilianets will be imprisoned for 4 years in the US

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrime and cyberattacks

Global cyberfraud gang's 'co-founder' arrested in Thailand

Feb 09, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Sergey Medvedev is accused of co-founding the 'Infraud Organization,' an online network that stole and sold credit card and other personal identity data, causing $530 million in losses, according to US authorities

SERGEY MEDVEDEV. This handout taken by the Royal Thai Police on February 2, 2018 and received on February 9, 2018 shows Russian national Sergey Medvedev (C), 31, being arrested by Thai police in Bangkok for involvement in a transnational cyber crime gang. Photo by Royal Thai Police/AFP

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

Can you remove 'harmful' info about yourself that's online?

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets

What’s inside Keng’s cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:48 PM

While the NBI says they received the complaint in October 2017, the complaint-affidavit is dated December 20, 2017

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

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.

Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

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

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

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Jan 19, 2018 - 12:36 PM

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NBI summons Rappler CEO Ressa, reporter over cybercrime complaint

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The complaint is filed by Wilfredo Keng, a businessman Rappler reported on in 2012 for alleged favors given to impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona

Fake news, cybercrimes to gain more ground in 2018 – cybersecurity experts

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Global losses through business email compromise scams are expected to increase to $9.1 billion in 2018

Koreans in Pampanga arrested for credit card fraud

Nov 21, 2017 - 4:44 PM

A local court in Angeles City also orders the confiscation of computers used to access the credit card information of Koreans and Chinese people abroad

OPERATORS. CIDG Pampanga operatives seize computer units and other gadgets from 3 residential units occupied by South Koreans in Angeles City on November 20, 2017. Also in photo are some of the Filipino 'computer operators' working for the Koreans. Contributed photo

ASEAN anti-cybercrime declaration calls for united front

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:22 AM

ASEAN adopts the ASEAN Declaration to Prevent and Combat Cybercrime, a vow to unify anti-cybercrime measures among ASEAN member states and organizations like the ASEANAPOL, EUROPOL, and INTERPOL