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Cebu Normal University suspends subdomain after anonymous website hack

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:37 PM

The Cebu Normal University has informed the National Privacy Commission about the recent cyberattack

HACK. The Cebu Normal University reports a recent cyberattack targeting a subdomain of the university website. Photo from the Cebu Normal University's Facebook page

Honda cyberattack hits plants in India, Brazil, Turkey, U.S.

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:06 AM

A cyberattack hits Honda's internal servers, spreading a virus through the company's systems, and disrupting operations at 11 Honda plants


EasyJet reveals cyber attack on 9 million clients

May 19, 2020 - 8:10 PM

EasyJet adds the credit card details of 2,208 customers were also accessed. It did not say when the attack took place.

EASYJET CYBER ATTACK. Grounded EasyJet aircraft are pictured on the apron at London Luton Airport, north of London, on April 16, 2020. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

The other virus threat: Surge in coronavirus-themed cyberattacks

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The abrupt move of millions of people to remote work sparks an unprecedented volume of attacks to trick people into giving up credentials to attackers, security researchers say

Mitsubishi Electric data may have been compromised in cyberattack

Jan 20, 2020 - 12:08 PM

Mitsubishi Electric says it has confirmed highly sensitive information in the defense, power, and railway sectors are unaffected

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC. A file photo taken December 7, 2019, shows the sign of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. on its headquarters in Tokyo. Photo by Kyodo News

U.S. city hit by cyberattack days after military base shooting

Dec 10, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack. Officials did not say whether there was a link between the cyber and naval base attacks.

UK Labour suffers 'major cyberattack' ahead of election

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The Labour Party says some of its campaign activities were slowed but were restored by early Tuesday and are now back to normal

Airbus hit by series of cyberattacks on suppliers – security sources

Sep 26, 2019 - 3:34 PM

There have been 4 major attacks on Airbus in the last 12 months, according to two security sources involved in investigating the hacking

U.S. cyber attack on Iran: The search to exploit a flaw

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Military computing security is usually 'hardened' to defend against attack, but highly-skilled computer scientists in cyber units of modern armies are always working to find a way in

Iran denies being hit by U.S. cyberattack

Jun 24, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'No successful attack has been carried out by them, although they are making a lot of effort,' telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azarari Jahromi says

Alternative media groups file civil case amid cyberattacks

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:53 PM

'The magnitude, scope, and scale of the cyberattacks suggest that they were targeted, deliberate, and organized,' the complaint reads

Q&A: RiskIQ's Yonathan Klijnsma on the group that hacked the ABS-CBN store

Oct 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

In this Q&A, we discuss the learnings of RiskIQ, which has been tracking Magecart operations for the past few years

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

Oct 04, 2018 - 12:12 AM

A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye says the newly identified group dubbed APT38 is the source of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted 'hundreds of millions' of dollars

State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Singapore's health minister says the strike was 'a deliberate, targeted, and well-planned cyberattack and not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs'

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'

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.

Southeast Asia faces threats from ISIS, cyberattacks – ASEAN chair

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:11 PM

At the opening of the 32nd ASEAN Summit, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells fellow leaders that ISIS continues to threaten the region

Photos from ASEAN2018 Organising Committee

Tech firms sign pledge to refrain from helping cyberattacks

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:59 AM

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, adds, 'This tech sector accord will help us take a principled path towards more effective steps to work together and defend customers around the world'

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

5 diplomatic rows looming over Russia's World Cup

Mar 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Poisonings, doping, cyberattacks and conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine make for a tense World Cup in 2018

COUNTDOWN. A photo taken on the evening of March 5, 2018 shows the digital FIFA World Cup 2018 countdown clock placed in front of the Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow marking 100 days to the beginning of the tournament. Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP

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!

GitHub down only less than 10 minutes after world's largest DDoS attack

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:53 AM

The DDoS attack took advantage of unprotected memcached servers meant to speed up networks, using that power to amplify the data sent to GitHub 50 times over

Equifax identifies 2.4 million more affected by massive hack

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Equifax says the newly identified consumers were not previously informed because their social security numbers -- which appeared to be the focus of the hackers – were not stolen together with their partial driver's license information

Cyberattack against German government 'ongoing'

Mar 01, 2018 - 10:37 PM

'It is a real cyberattack on part of the government system. It's an ongoing process, an ongoing attack,' says Armin Schuster, chairman of the German parliamentary committee on intelligence issues

North Korea cyber threat 'more aggressive than China' – US firm

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:33 PM

It is the first time that FireEye had used the designation 'Advanced Persistent Threat' for a North Korean-based group

Cybersecurity roundup: February 11 to 17, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Here's an overview of some of the major occurrences in the cybersecurity sector from February 11 to 17

U.S., Britain blame Russia for 'NotPetya' ransomware attack

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Statements from Washington and London say Russia would face ramifications for the attacks that crippled computer networks in the United States and Europe, including those of some big corporations

NOTPETYA. Petya ransom note. Photo sourced from Wikipedia and posted by user Jbuket.

A look back on the cyberattacks that threatened PH businesses

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Don’t let history repeat itself. Learn how to protect yourself and your business at PROTECT 2018

Olympics hit by cyberattack, source not revealed

Feb 11, 2018 - 10:01 PM

North Korea and Russia deny launching any attacks on the Pyeongchang Olympics

OLYMPIC GAMES. The Unified Korea delegation parades during the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018.  Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

NUJP slams cyberattack on Kodao Productions' website

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:25 PM is known for covering the peace process between the Philippine government and the NDFP, as well as issues about indigenous peoples, human rights, environmental issues

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

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 – researchers

Nov 29, 2017 - 4:08 PM

McAfee researchers say that as ransomware profitability fades in the face of new defenses, hackers will turn to new kinds of attacks that could involve damage or disruption of computers and networks

Blackpanda CEO sees opportunities in PH amid security threats

Oct 03, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Gene Yu, chief executive officer and co-founder of private security firm Blackpanda, says there is room for businesses to improve their safety protocols

FORMER GREEN BERET. Blackpanda CEO Gene Yu visits the Philippines during a time when security breaches, drug war, and terrorism attacks are making headlines. Instead of being discouraged, he sees a business opportunity. Image from Blackpanda

Lenovo to pay $3.5M in lawsuit involving 750,000 vulnerable laptops

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The laptops in question are from 2014 and 2015 and contain pre installed software that left users open to cyberattacks

DOF installing new cybersecurity system

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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

Briton extradited from Germany for allegedly hacking two UK banks

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Daniel Kaye 29 allegedly orchestrates so called distributed denial of service DDoS attacks against the banks

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Aug 01, 2017 - 12:54 PM

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British hacker convicted in Germany of major cyber attack

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The regional court in the western city of Cologne said it would suspend the sentence of one year and eight months against the defendant Daniel Kaye following pleas to this effect by both prosecutors and the defence

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Cyberattack blocks Maersk terminals, new orders

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:14 PM

A number of Maersk s 76 container terminals are affected and forced to run on manual systems AP Moller Maersk chief operating officer Vincent Clerc says

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Focus on defenses as users scramble after global cyberattack

Jun 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The director of Europol Rob Wainwright says there are clear similarities with the WannaCry incident but warns there are also indications of a more sophisticated attack capability intended to exploit a range of vulnerabilities

Ukraine, Maersk hit in new wave of global cyberattacks

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:05 PM

UPDATED Several companies and organizations are targeted in what appears to be another major spread of ransomware

UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The threat follows reports in British media including the Times that hackers were selling passwords for MPs online

CYBERATTACK. Britain's parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday, June 24, following a cyberattack.

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Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Ukraine's presidential office says website attacked by Russia

May 17, 2017 - 4:39 PM

The president s website has sustained an organized attack says President Petro Poroshenko s deputy administration chief Dmytro Shymkiv in a statement

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

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

May 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

These inaccurate statements have seriously misled public opinion caused panic among teachers and students and affected the normal order of instruction and life the China Education and Research Network says giving no further details

Cyberattacks level off after global pushback, but fears persist

May 15, 2017 - 6:51 PM

UPDATED The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe which is a success a senior spokesman for Europol says

CYBERATTACK. The world's biggest ransomware attack strikes hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide.

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May 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

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