Citing the military’s deal with third telco Dito Telecommunity as “foolish”, Sen. Risa Hontiveros said she is opposing the Department of Defense (DND)’s proposal for a P500-million cybersecurity budget for 2021.
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has tapped telco giant PLDT, its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) to train its
BPI chief operating officer Ramon Jocson said that most of the attacks are perpetrated by Filipino syndicates that have been taking advantage of the current global health crisis.
Officials of the United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) are set to file charges against the perpetrators of the cyber theft that cost the bank some P167 million in June 2020.
Since May 2019, malicious actors have been deploying the sophisticated Windows ransomware Maze that does not stop at encrypting a private organization’s data, but also steals the same data and threatens to release it to the public and the media if ransom is not paid.
The main function of the CICC, however, is now merely confined to just coordinating anti-cybercrime efforts among law enforcement agencies. Republic Act 10844 — the law that created the DICT — transferred the cybersecurity and anti-cybercrime powers of the CICC and its executive director to the DICT.
In the middle of the pandemic, it was revealed in a recent Kaspersky survey that when it comes to online security, Filipinos are now most concerned about their online activities such as dating and meeting people (86%) as well as their financial transactions (85%) and shopping activities (75%).
A majority of them (62%) also disclosed their unease towards the increasing amount of meetings taking place online.