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Senate approves bill punishing bank hackers, ATM skimmers with life imprisonment

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Under this bill, the mere possession of skimming devices and attempts to access online banking accounts will be potentially punishable with imprisonment

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

SWIFT reports new 'sophisticated' bank hacker attack

May 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM

SWIFT says the latest attack is clearly part of a wide ranging campaign targeting banks

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Kim Wong completes turnover of $15M to AMLC

May 04, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Amid legal battles casino junket agent Kim Wong keeps his promise to return some of the stolen funds in his possession

DIFFICULT TIMES. As most of his personal and corporate accounts were frozen, Kim Wong (front) says doing business has been difficult. Salud Bautista of PhilRem (back) during the continuation of the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/Senate PRIB

Qatar National Bank says systems 'secure' after hack attack

May 01, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The bank also assures its customers that their accounts are safe

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Kim Wong returns another P200M to AMLC for safekeeping

Apr 19, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Kim Wong s camp returns a total of 9 8 million of the stolen funds played in Eastern Hawaii Leisure

RETURNED FUNDS. Kim Wong's company Eastern Hawaii got hold of P1 billion or $21.575 million of the stolen funds. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Kim Wong returns another P38.28M to AMLC

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:42 PM

The returned money comes from the stolen funds played in Eastern Hawaii Leisure Company Limited according to Kim Wong s legal counsel

MORE FUNDS RETURNED. Kim Wong's Eastern Hawaii got hold of P1 billion or $21.575 million of the stolen funds. Photos from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

6 things we know about RCBC money-laundering scam

Apr 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Since the Anti Money Laundering Council started its probe into the heist on February 19 a lot has happened – from confessions to resignations

UNLEASHES. More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate, steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money-laundering case. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

AMLC to draft bill relaxing bank secrecy

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:39 AM

But an Anti Money Laundering Council member says there may be no longer enough time to pass the bill under the Aquino administration

URGENTLY NEEDED. Dooc says he has heard President Benigno Aquino III is willing to certify the bill as urgent. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kim Wong returns $4.63M to AMLC

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Kim Wong keeps his promise to return the money left in the junket operation to AMLC

PROMISE KEPT. Kim Wong tells the Senate he would return the remaining money left under the junket operation. (L-R) Second Secretary  Probash Lamarong, AMLC Executive Director Julia Bacay-Abad, Insurance Commissioner Emmanuel Dooc, Inocencio Ferrer, and BSP Deputy Governor Vicente Aquino. Photo from BSP

Casino junket operator gives new leads in Bangladesh bank heist

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:56 AM

More leads surface as key witness Kim Wong faces the Senate steering authorities to the location of the stolen money and two alleged main players in the money laundering case

DENIES. Kim Wong tells senators he does not know where the $81 million came from. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PhilRem, Kim Wong differ on missing $17-M Bangladesh Bank funds

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Wong also vehemently denies any link to the money laundering scandal telling senators he does not know where the 81 million came from

KIM WONG. Appearing before the Senate, Kim Wong denies any links to money laundering operations. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

RCBC fires bank manager, ex-assistant; eyes sanctions vs others

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Other branch and bank officials are expected to be meted out various sanctions ranging from termination to suspension in the coming days when the internal investigation is expected to be completed says RCBC

'FIRED.' RCBC branch Manager Maia Santos Deguito takes her oath during the Senate hearing on the Bangladesh Bank heist on March 15, 2016.Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Local banks eye measures to counter online attacks

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:11 PM

As shown in the attack on the Bangladesh central bank online thieves are getting increasingly sophisticated and focused online where they can do the most damage