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American man jailed in U.S. over Singapore HIV data leak

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Mikhy Farrera Brochez is convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data

Google says partner leaked classified Dutch data

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Google also acknowledges its Google Assistant device was liable to 'false accept' pickups, allowing it to record by mistake without having been activated by users

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Jan 06, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents from German politicians, is first released via Twitter in December but its spread gathered pace this week

Google+ to close 4 months earlier than planned after new data leak

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

52.5 million users are potentially affected, but Google says the bug was not exploited


Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Cathay Pacific is under pressure to explain why it took 5 months to admit it had been hacked

CATHAY PACIFIC. In this file photo taken on March 15, 2017, Cathay Pacific employees work at their counters at the international airport in Hong Kong. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting 9.4 million passengers

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:17 AM

The airline admits data including passport numbers, identity card numbers, email addresses and credit card details was accessed.

CATHAY PACIFIC DATA LEAK. In this file photo a Cathay Pacific airlines passenger plane prepares to take off from the international airport in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Comelec vows voters' data breach won't happen again

Aug 06, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Commission on Elections Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr says the poll body's website is more secure now, being hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The Exactis data leak and 4 more things in cybersecurity this week

Jun 30, 2018 - 11:21 AM

From a data leak that one security researcher said encompassed potentially nearly everyone in the US, to ways to further protect yourself against credit card fraud, it's our weekly roundup of cybersecurity stories!

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Florida marketing firm Exactis leaks info of 340 million people, businesses

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Vinny Troia of Night Lion Security – who discovered the leak – says the trove of Exactis information seems like 'a database with pretty much every US citizen in it'

Aguirre resigns, Albayalde is new PNP Chief, Cambridge Analytica and Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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All aboard #PHVote in a sea of data

Nov 04, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Huge volumes of data fuel a seemingly 'never-ending' coverage of Philippine elections

Security lapse exposes millions of Verizon user records

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The data is found in an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server administered by an engineer for NICE Systems which is based in Israel The storage server is made to log customer call data for unknown purposes

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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Confirmed: Comelec computer stolen in Lanao contains national voters' list

Feb 20, 2017 - 4:33 PM

While the National Privacy Commission and the police are investigating the break in Comelec orders additional security measures in all city and municipal election offices

PRESS CONFERENCE. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro and Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino Jr respond to questions on February 20 about the robbery incident at the Comelec office in Wao, Lanao del Sur, in January. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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

Feb 17, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Rethink data collection policies, sectors told after voters' data leak

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

The Comelec data leak must spark new conversations on data privacy both in government and the private sector says the Foundation for Media Alternatives

Can Comelec chair Bautista be impeached for voters' data leak?

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:53 PM

As some lawyers outline possible legal scenarios Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez believes that adhering to the current progress of the case is the proper thing to do

'COMELEAK' PANEL. Atty Romel Bagares, Atty Marlon Tonson and IT expert Angel Averia speak about the 2016 voters' data leak at the 3rd National Privacy Conference in Quezon City on January 20, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Dela Rosa, Vanity Tax, Wurtzbach | Evening wRap

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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De Lima seeks Senate probe into Comelec data leak

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:57 PM

A repetition of this breach is everyone s problem The rising number of Internet vigilantes who tamper with our people s right to privacy should be everyone s cause for worry says the senator a former election lawyer

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 6, 2017

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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National Privacy Commission, AKP, Russian ambassador | Midday wRap

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:22 PM

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Rappler Talk: Data privacy and cybercrime prevention

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:00 PM

How can consumers avoid falling prey to data privacy breaches?

Comelec faces complaint over leak of voters' data

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:44 PM

Ex NSCB head Jose Ramon Albert asks the National Privacy Commission to compel the Comelec to properly inform each of the 55 million voters about the leak of their personal information

File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Comelec must ease concerns on eve of polls – ex-chairman Monsod

May 08, 2016 - 7:55 PM

It s not just about the credibility It s about the fact that the people might be discouraged to vote and say Ba t tayo boboto?

#AnimatED: Credible election as final arbiter

May 02, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Comelec needs to redeem itself on May 9 and beyond

Jonvic Remulla, Trillanes vs Duterte, Facebook’s profit | 6PM wRap

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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Part 2: Comelec leak – what can go wrong?

Apr 27, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Anyone knowing your full name date of birth and address can start spoofing your identity in opening new email accounts and social media accounts like Facebook Twitter or Instagram

Part 1: Comelec leak – what I discovered

Apr 27, 2016 - 5:00 PM

No matter how sophisticated the lock is anyone with the key can open it In this case someone left the keys under the doormat

Data leak affects hundreds of Spotify users

Apr 26, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Users report that their accounts have been hacked or their account credentials changed

Comelec told: Explain, act on data leak in 24 hours

Apr 25, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Ex NSCB head Jose Ramon Albert and CenterLaw Philippines will file an administrative complaint against the poll body with the National Privacy Commission after the 24 hour deadline

DEMAND LETTER. Lawyer Romel Bagares of CenterLaw Philippines and their client Dr. Jose Ramon Albert explain on Monday, April 25, their decision to write a demand letter to the Comelec following the massive data leak last March. Michael Bueza/Rappler

#PHVote: ‘Philippines, we have your data’

Apr 25, 2016 - 1:18 PM

It s two weeks before May 9 and the Comelec is dealing with all sorts of problems

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

Comelec leak a 'gross betrayal of public trust' – IT groups

Apr 23, 2016 - 10:42 PM

In a forum IT groups push for increased vigilance not only in personal privacy matters but also in the 2016 national and local elections

COMELEC LEAK. Rick Bahague reacts to Comelec's response on the data leak of voter records during a forum at Commune cafe in Makati City on Saturday, April 23. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Data leak enough to impeach Comelec execs – lawyers

Apr 23, 2016 - 5:03 PM

Cyberlaw and data privacy lawyers list down other cases that may also be filed to hold Comelec – and the hackers – accountable

ACCOUNTABILITY. Lawyer Toby Purisima discusses the Comelec's possible liabilities in a forum on the leak of voters' personal information on Saturday, April 23. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Palace official to DOST: Why not hire Comelec hacker?

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III says this would be a clever way to make use of expert knowledge to help improve the security of government websites

Data leak can’t be used in cheating – Comelec

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez says the poll body has printed a list of voters that shows the voters photos and which cannot be polluted

Senatorial bets: 'Cyberwarriors,' techies needed vs data leak

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:51 PM

At the Rappler senatorial debate 6 candidates are asked for suggestions on how the Comelec can address the hacking and data leak that put thousands of Filipino voters information online putting them at risk of identity theft

SENATORIAL DEBATE. Senatorial canddidates at the last leg of Rappler's senatorial debates in FEU on April 22, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Site takedown, new AFP chief, medical marijuana | 6PM wRap

Apr 22, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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US aids Philippines in containing data leak

Apr 22, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Hacking incidents like this are rarely confined to national borders Philippine Commission on Elections Spokesman James Jimenez says

HACKER ARRESTED. Philippine officials including Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista (center) announce the arrest of a suspected hacker of the Comelec website on April 21, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Data leak, Aquino on Kidapawan, Prince | 12PM wRap

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:58 PM

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Advice from banks: How to prevent identity theft

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The weakest link in a social network is the one person who did not protect himself or herself

DATA BREACHED

After Comelec data leak, what to do to protect yourself?

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:09 PM

Be aware of the risks now that your personal information is out there IT and data privacy experts warn Here are some tips

Commissioner Guanzon on Comelec leak: Who's at fault?

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon also appeals to hackers: Sige na you na Ikaw na yun Genius na kayo Tama na

HACKER ARRESTED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (center) on April 21, 2016, presents the suspected hacker of the poll body's website. Hours later, the Comelec draws flak for the huge data leak after the hacking. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Outrage as voters' personal data leaked online

Apr 21, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Netizens express shock and anger after finding out that their birthdays addresses and passport info among others have been exposed

Fresh grad, 23, admits hacking Comelec site

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:12 AM

3rd UPDATE Philippine investigators say the IT graduate was arrested in his house in Sampaloc Manila in the evening of April 20

FINALLY CAUGHT. The suspected hacker of the Comelec website is seen in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation on April 21, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leaked Comelec data, Balikatan exercises, ExoMars | 12PM wRap

Apr 15, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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More than 200,000 emails leaked after Comelec hack

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:39 PM

Troy Hunt s website Have I Been Pwned? reveals Filipino voters marital statuses biometric data physical attributes family members have also been exposed

Turkey election authority denies being source of data leak – report

Apr 09, 2016 - 5:09 PM

The head of Turkey s election authority says there was no leak in their system even though the information released is compatible with their records