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DOST OneExpert, PNP Forensic Group data potentially leaked online along with PSA

On October 8, Sunday, an actor on Facebook posted download links to data files belonging to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and potentially the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) OneExpert system, and the Philippine National Police (PNP) Forensic group.

DLSU suffers data security incident; multiple online systems compromised

As of 9pm, Oct. 10, the website of De La Salle University was still down.

ANALYSIS | PhilHealth DPO using free GMail opens up further scams, cyberattacks

While it is commendable that PhilHealth is now being transparent about the cyberattack, it is concerning that their DPO and action center utilized email addresses with @gmail.com domains for their official functions.

Ransomware data may drop in hours as PhilHealth rejects ransom demand

According to the countdown timer on the Medusa blog on the dark Web, the files they supposedly exfiltrated from PhilHealth's systems will be released on October 3 Philippine time if the $300,000-ransom is not paid in cryptocurrency.

DICT’s ‘Project: SIM Check Mo’ puts subscribers at risk of number scraping, other attacks

While the project aims to protect citizens by identifying the owners of SIM cards spreading scams, it does the opposite to Filipino mobile subscribers: exposing them to further risks such as number scraping attacks.

DOH Twitter account still promoting crypto after claims of ‘full control’

Despite claims of having full control over its official Twitter account, the Department of Health (DOH) still has a tweet up promoting the cryptocurrency Ethereum.

CNN Philippines website taken down by DDOS attack during presidential debate

The website was successfully taken down by attackers despite Cloudflare DDoS protection being on.

PLDT, Smart said to be blocking Change.org’s URL shortener

Earlier this week, subscribers of PLDT and Smart found out that their ISP was blocking chng.it, the URL shortener of the petition site Change.org, without warning.

Twitter account of Philippine Statistics Authority compromised

The original name and profile picture of the account were eventually restored, but with the scam and spam messages still present.

OFWs, rural folks ‘especially’ vulnerable to Facebook data leak 2021 re-release

A security researcher who analyzed the leaked files found that a Philippine data set contained over 899,000 entries, larger than the popularly reported figure of 879,699.

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