Adding to the controversy: three high-ranking executives from the agency sold shares worth almost $1.8M in the days after the hack was discovered
The laptops in question are from 2014 and 2015, and contain pre-installed software that left users open to cyberattacks
The site has a database of 4.7 billion compromised accounts collected from breaches from 233 websites
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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
The spambot can bypass spam filters, with the end goal of delivering a data-stealing virus to victims. Find out how it works here.
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
The IT teachers will form a pool of trainers who will help students become less vulnerable to cyber attacks
'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
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
'An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen,' says Microsoft's Brad Smith
The researcher warns that people 'need to update their systems ASAP' to avoid attack
The cybersecurity plan is the agency's initiative to lift the Philippines' cybersecurity capabilities and know-how to global standards.
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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
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Sixty percent of firms surveyed in the Philippines do not have a security operation center and lack threat intelligence programs
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The indictment links Russia's top spy agency in one of the largest cyberattacks in history
'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.'
The US trade commission imposes a hefty fine on a Chinese-owned brand for gathering data via 11 million smart TVs
The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector, says the Foundation for Media Alternatives
The new phishing technique mimics Google's log-in page accurately
Donald Trump says 'immediate attention' and 'input from private sector leaders' is required to "'help the government plan to make us more secure'
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
(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
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
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The hacks come as a result of users downloading illegitimate apps
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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
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
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
The hacker who brought down Amazon, Twitter and Netflix in October may have held a grudge against the PlayStation network, U.S. media says
Privacy concerns over the sharing of data relating to ad targeting fuel the suspension
The man is identified as Sven Olaf Kamphuis whose cyberattacks in 2013 nearly crippled the internet
Revelations may affect the company's pending multi-billion dollar acquisition by US telco giant Verizon
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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.
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
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
It is history's biggest data breach from a single site, according to one database
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
The highest risk comes from devices made by Runtastic, Striiv and Xiaomi, with 7 to 8 potential vulnerabilities out of 10
How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?
MySpace says the stolen data came from a portion of accounts made before June 11, 2013
The 63-year-old Development Bank of the Philippines chief will replace Lorenzo Tan as RCBC president and CEO starting July 1
Calling themselves 'Pinoy Hackers,' the group tells people not to allow their votes to amount to nothing
None of the 57 million email-and-password combinations reportedly taken from Mail.ru actually work
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