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Merkel cites 'hard evidence' Russian hackers targeted her

May 13, 2020 - 9:39 PM

'I can honestly say that it pains me. Every day I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand there is such hard evidence that Russian forces are doing this,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Hacker 'ceasefire' gets little traction as pandemic fuels attacks

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'The pandemic has led to an explosion of cybercrime, preying upon a population desperate for safety and reassurance,' says a report released this week by Interisle Consulting Group

Hackers target World Health Organization in bid to take passwords – report

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:43 PM

While the attempt to steal passwords by creating a fake World Health Organization internal email system page failed, the hackers remain unknown at this time

Hackers could shut down satellites – or turn them into weapons

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The race to put satellites in space is on, with Amazon, U.K.-based OneWeb and other companies looking to place thousands of them in the coming months. What are the dangers?

Two CubeSats, part of a constellation built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth, were launched from the International Space Station on May 17, 2016. Image from NASA

U.S. indicts Chinese gov't hackers over attacks in 12 countries

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:01 AM

(UPDATED) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says they want China to 'cease its illegal cyber activities'

Facebook hackers sell private messages from 81,000 accounts

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Many of the hacked accounts belong to Facebook users in Ukraine and Russia

Gov’t urges 'hackers ng bayan' to help shore up PH cybersecurity

Sep 28, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The first project involves making PhilSys, the government's national ID system, more secure

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Accused Yahoo hacker gets 5 years in prison, fine

May 30, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'Hackers such as [Karim] Baratov ply their trade without regard for the criminal objectives of the people who hire and pay them,' says US prosecutor Alex Tse

Evasco and NFA Council, Guevarra on Napoles, Bureau of Immigration releases Fox | Evening wRap

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:18 PM

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U.S., Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The router hacking operation has targeted both government and private sector groups, and the key providers of network infrastructure and internet services serving them

All photos from Shutterstock

Can the Philippine gov't protect you from revenge porn, hackers?

Feb 09, 2018 - 7:34 PM

The government has a lot to learn from Israel – a cybersecurity powerhouse – on how to protect its people from cybercrime and cyberattacks

Fake news, cybercrimes to gain more ground in 2018 – cybersecurity experts

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Global losses through business email compromise scams are expected to increase to $9.1 billion in 2018

Situs Pemkab Sukabumi diretas, hacker minta tebusan uang

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Sampai Rabu pagi ini situs tersebut belum bisa diakses

Silhouette of a hacker uses a command on graphic user interface' image courtesy of Shutterstock

Russia jails head of notorious hacker group

Jul 06, 2017 - 11:04 PM

Vladimir Anikeyev – who has been under arrest since October 2016 – is found guilty of gaining unauthorized access to computer data after a closed trial that was classified as secret the court said in a statement

BPI glitch, Qatar crisis, Clooney twins | Midday wRap

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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U.S. takedown of huge botnet will lead to temporary spam decline

Apr 12, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Experts predict that the decline will be significant but expect it to rise again after some months

Korea beberkan kelemahan pertahanan digital Indonesia

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Sistem digital Indonesia masih belum terintegrasi

'Silhouette of a hacker uses a command on graphic user interface' image courtesy of Shutterstock

Hackers attack San Francisco transit agency, hold data hostage

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Aside from reportedly holding 2 112 of the transit agency s machines hostage the hacker is now threatening to release sensitive data unless its ransom is paid

Russian hackers attack 2 US voter databases – reports

Aug 30, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The incidents lead the FBI to send a flash alert to election officials asking them to watch for similar cyber attacks

US ELECTIONS. Trump image from Gary Coronado/EPA and Clinton image from Shawn Thew/EPA

CPP, Carina, North Korea | 12PM wRap

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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North Korean hackers steal defense files from South

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Seoul police say the hackers were also able to plant malicious code into the computers in an attempt to use them as zombie machines

Sebuah pelajaran dari peretasan akun Twitter Mark Zuckerberg

Jun 07, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Mark Zuckerberg menggunakan kata sandi “dadada” untuk login akun Twitter Pinterest dan LinkedIn

Akun Twitter and Pinterest Mark Zuckerberg dibajak oleh peretas.

'Hacker' tembus akun Twitter Mark Zuckerberg

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Menjadi pendiri perusahaan media sosial terbesar tak membuatmu aman dari serangan peretas

TOWN HALL Q&A. Mark Zuckerberg discusses how the Town Hall Q&A will operate. Screen shot from Facebook video.

Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter, Pinterest accounts temporarily hacked

Jun 06, 2016 - 11:55 AM

OurMine Team claims it got the passwords for Zuckerberg s accounts from a recent LinkedIn password dump

ZUCKERBERG HACK. Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, despite not seeing any new posts, are temporarily stolen by hackers.

Davao gov't websites defaced by Pinoy Hackers group

May 06, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Calling themselves Pinoy Hackers the group tells people not to allow their votes to amount to nothing

PINOY HACKERS. Site defacements occur a few days ahead of the Philippine elections. Screen shot of http://braulioedujali.gov.ph/

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

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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2nd suspected Comelec hacker arrested

Apr 29, 2016 - 11:34 AM

3rd UPDATE The NBI believes he is one of the persons who leaked sensitive data from the Comelec website

HACKER ARRESTED. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista (center) on April 21, 2016, presents the first suspected hacker of the poll body's website. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How to protect your computer vs cyberattacks

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:29 AM

The Commission on Elections data leak highlights the urgency of protecting your own system from hackers

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

White, black, gray hat hackers: What's the diff?

Apr 19, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The motivations of hackers distinguish them from each other

PLDT ICT unit: Banks must step up measures vs cyber crimes

Apr 18, 2016 - 4:10 PM

Some financial institutions have inadequate protection from cyber attacks – a cause for concern as the country s networks are said to be growing more vulnerable

VULNERABLE. A large percentage of computers in the Philippines have been invaded by malware -- the same intrusive software initially found to have allowed the illegal electronic transfer of funds in the Bangladesh case

Comelec to sue hackers 'in next few days'

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:24 PM

The Comelec says it is also open to sanctioning its own personnel who may have been responsible for the biggest leak of personal data in Philippine history

'MACHINES SECURE.' Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez demonstrates the use of vote-counting machines before reporters on April 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

Taliban on Pakistan blast, Al-Jazeera job cuts, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

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Comelec website hacked a month before polls

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:56 PM

UPDATED The hackers group Anonymous Philippines wants the Comelec to implement the security features of vote counting machines in the May 9 polls

Pentagon invites hackers to attack its websites

Mar 03, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Vetted hackers will get cash awards if they spot weaknesses in the US Defense Department s web pages

epa05187640 US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L), with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Marine General Joseph Dunford (R), responds to a question from the news media during a press conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, USA, 29 February 2016. Secretary Carter and General Dunford replied to questions on Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the war against ISIS and recruiting and retention for the US armed services. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Twitter warns of 'state-sponsored hacking'

Dec 14, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The social media site says emails IP addresses and phone numbers could ve been targeted

Anonymous bantah sebar rumor serangan ISIS ke Indonesia

Nov 22, 2015 - 6:47 PM

ISIS dilaporkan akan menyerang komunitas di Indonesia tapi berita itu dibantah

Salah satu demo pro ISIS di Bundaran HI, Jakarta pada 20 Juni 2014. Foto dari Twitter

Reformat the gov't: Yaya Dub hackers hold Million Mask March

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:13 PM

PH members of the international haktivist group Anonymous rally against government corruption

Maine Mendoza's Twitter account hacked

Nov 03, 2015 - 2:32 AM

The Twitter account of actress Maine Mendoza who plays the famous character Yaya Dub of the popular AlDub tandem shows messages from a group claiming to be from Anonymous Philippines

Hackers release stolen data from adultery site Ashley Madison

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The company behind the website calls the breach and release of data an act of criminality

DATA RELEASED. Image from Ashley Madison website

Hacker hunt deepens amidst US-China cyberwar

Jun 25, 2015 - 2:36 PM

A team from cybersecurity firm RSA led by Jared Myers is fighting back against attacks from the group known as Deep Panda or Shell Crew reportedly responsible for the cyberattack on the US Office of Personnel Management

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) building in Washington, DC, USA, June 13, 2015. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Gov't respects free speech, but not through hacking

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Malacañang says there are legal feedback mechanisms that citizens can use to channel their concerns to the government

DEFACED. A screenshot of the NHCP website as of 9:45 am on June 12.

Philippine historical commission website defaced by hackers

Jun 12, 2015 - 10:01 AM

On Philippine Independence Day hackers ask President Benigno Aquino III to apprise them on what he has done in the last 5 years to improve the economy and the fight against corruption and ensuring justice for all

DEFACED. A screenshot of the NHCP website as of 9:45 am.

US says data on 4 million government staff hacked

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:41 AM

UPDATED While US government officials say Chinese hackers are behind the breach the Chinese embassy in Washington counters that such attacks are not allowed under Chinese law

Penn State severs engineering network to fight Chinese hackers

May 16, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The security breach implies foreign spies could be using universities as a means of gaining access to commercial and defense secrets

Indonesia death row, Roxas on Binay, William and Kate | The wRap

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:27 PM

A Filipina and two Australians on Indonesian death row ask for another case review Mar Roxas says he will not be Jojo Binay’s running mate Prince William and Duchess Kate prepare for their second child

Hacker who stole from Bill Gates arrested in PH

Apr 10, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Bulgarian Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov 32 had been arrested in Paraguay before for banking fraud high tech crime forgery and commercial fraud according to Philippine police

Android One in PH, the coming of HTTP/2, goodbye Ragnarok PH (Techrap)

Feb 23, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Android One comes to the Philippines Say hello to HTTP 2 – the update that took 16 years and goodbye to Ragnarok Philippines

Millions of records stolen from US health insurer Anthem

Feb 05, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Anthem says the hackers were able to obtain names birthdays addresses and Social Security numbers from the database though medical information or financial details may not have been taken

ANTHEM HACKED. Image from A.J. Mast/ Getty Images North America/Getty Images/AFP

Hackers may have exploited Sony's weakest link: humans

Dec 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM

The weakest link in any security system is always the human being says Usher online s Guy Levy Yurista