Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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BREAKING | Medusa makes good on threat to leak PhilHealth data

According to security researchers, as of 3:20pm Manila time, the Medusa Ransomware group may have already published the PhilHealth data files obtained from the ransomware cyberattack which occurred on Sept. 22, 2023.

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.

Report: PH organizations faced most cybersecurity attacks in Asean

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks held a media briefing on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to discuss its recently released 2023 State of Cybersecurity Asean Report, which showed that Philippine organizations weathered the highest number of disruptive attacks across Southeast Asia (SEA) last year.

Fortinet report highlights targeted cyberattacks, evolving tactics

During a press briefing in the Philippines, Alan Reyes, country manager of Fortinet Philippines, shared insights, including a decline in ransomware detections in the country during the first half of 2023.

Gov’t cybercrime agency reports ‘glitches’ in Viber

Meanwhile, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said it has already been notified about the “Medusa” ransomware attack by state-owned insurance firm PhilHealth.

PH records highest number of disruptive attacks in Asean — study

The report said 29% of local organizations experienced a 50% or more increase in incidents.

CICC forges tie-up with Taiwan-based maker of anti-scammer app

Gogolook is the creator of Whoscall App, which has an integrated caller identification, can block calls and texts from suspected scammers, and also report scam numbers.

Cybersecurity forum tackles PH, regional data protection issues

The conference, dubbed CyberSecConPH and held on September 19, was a collaborative initiative between the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and the National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP).

$7.9B lost as 29% of Pinoys lose money to scammers in 12 months

The State of Scams in the Philippines Report unveiled by the Global Anti-Scam Alliance (GASA) and Women in Security Alliance Philippines (WiSAP), warns of a bleak scenario unfolding in the Philippines with rising scam activities deeply impacting the community.

Scammers capitalizing on iPhone 15 release — Kaspersky

Kaspersky experts have uncovered a range of scams that exploit the excitement surrounding the product’s rollout.

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