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Online selling scams and the proliferation of misinformation that cause panic among the public are the other cybercrimes often committed as Filipinos grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, says the National Bureau of Investigation NBI-Cyber Crimes Division
Did you know that during the 2013 Supreme Court oral arguments on the Cybercrime Prevention Act, then Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza categorically said that cyber libel has a prescription period of only one year?
Police say they acted after discovering funds belonging to Alexander Vinnik, who is in custody in France facing fraud charges, were being held in a New Zealand company
(UPDATED) Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts
A consequence of people staying home and online is an increase in targets for cybercriminals, especially by those seeking to deface websites
The German man – arrested in January last year – is accused of multiple computer crimes, as well as making false reports to the police and attempted blackmail
EasyJet adds the credit card details of 2,208 customers were also accessed. It did not say when the attack took place.
(2nd UPDATE) Maria Victoria Beltran describes Cebu City as being the 'epicenter' of COVID-19 'in the whole Solar System.' The writer and business owner was arrested without a warrant
Phishing websites are targeting unsuspecting consumers who want to use a video chat app to connect for work, or to talk to friends and family
(UPDATED) Beijing firmly rejects the claims, saying it is a 'staunch defender of cybersecurity'
Greenwald takes to Twitter to denounce the charges as 'an attack on press freedom'
The suspect sends messages to his older brother's ex-girlfriend, saying he would post her naked photos online if she refuses to have sex with him
Police and the private sector 'confirm a diminishing number of ransomware attacks targeting individual citizens' but adds they are 'becoming more bold' as they look for profitable targets
The Retadup malware is also suspected of being used in several ransomware attacks and data thefts
Under this bill, the mere possession of skimming devices and attempts to access online banking accounts will be potentially punishable with imprisonment
The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group says it does not have any equipment from Huawei but benefits from the tech giant's 'expertise' and 'technical assistance'
'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association
‘This is a legal point that perhaps I think is something that we can bring up all the way to the Supreme Court,’ says leading cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ DIsini
(UPDATED) Tinder appears to be blocked on both PLDT Home and Smart, prompting users to question why
The report by SophosLabs researchers details changes to the threat landscape over the past year, and outlines 3 major trends and threats we may have to face in 2019
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
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
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
It can, lawyers say, if the information you spread harms the reputation or the rights of another person
Hackers break into Hun Sen's official Facebook page and say the Cambodian People's Party would give away 4 seats to other parties
(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'
'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
In 2020, losses from card fraud are expected to reach $31 billion worldwide – a sharp rise from 2010 figures of $8 billion
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.
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
From Facebook-spread malware to Russia's attempts to divide US society, it's your weekly Cybersecurity Roundup!
The consumer credit reporting agency breaks down just how much data and what types of data were stolen
On this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, we've got Facebook stalkers, Cambridge Analytica news, and pacemaker security.
Check out this week's Cybersecurity Roundup, which features Amazon Alexa hacks and crackdowns against a major distributed denial of service provider.
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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
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
This week's roundup features more Facebook data privacy news, updates on Cambridge Analytica's actions, and a mystery hacker getting unmasked.
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!
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!
A number of local government websites and site pages from foreign governments are affected
Under Armour says it found out about the data breach on March 25. The breach however, happened back in February.
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!
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!
Increasing cybersecurity threats linked to cybercriminals' ability to use open-source tools and shared, accumulated information within their community
From massive DDoS attacks to daring heists, here's the cybersecurity news roundup for the week!
(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.
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.
The NBI backtracks on its earlier finding that businessman Wilfredo Keng's complaint over a story published 5 years ago has 'no basis'