GCash cited an incident involving the social media page “Tipsy D Garage” which was operating an illegal online raffle, prompting the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG) to investigate and arrest six individuals.
The 2023 Asia Scam Report released at the 1st Anti-Scam Asia Summit in Taipei revealed that the shopping scam rate in the Philippines reached 35.9 percent -- the highest among 11 Asian countries surveyed.
A subdomain of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) website that appeared to be related to the Office of the Command Inspector General (OCIG) of the Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Service (CEISSAFP) was reported by the group Deep Web Konek to have been defaced Monday afternoon, Nov. 13.
Jack Madrid, president and CEO of IBPAP further said that the organization is “deeply alarmed by these malicious acts, which not only jeopardize the operations of the IT-BPM industry but also the reputation of the Philippines as an attractive investment destination.”
A test subsite related to the ICT Literacy and Competency Development Bureau (ILCDB), the division of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) that develops, promotes, and implements ICT literacy and competency in the country, was detected to have been defaced by hackers in the early hours of Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Through Administrative Order No. 150-2023, the SC issued guidelines to be followed on email safety, password security, software and system updates, data backup, safe Internet usage, device security, and suspicious activity reports in order to enhance the courts’ cybersecurity practices, protect sensitive data, and minimize the risk of cyber threats.