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Public warned against illegal raffle promotions online

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.

Study: Security violations by staff do as much harm as hacking in Asia Pacific

Employee violations of an organization’s information security policies are as dangerous as external hacker attacks, according to a recent study from Kaspersky.

At 36%, shopping scam rate in PH highest in 11 Asian countries

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.

Retail firms increasingly unable to halt ransomware attacks in progress

A new report from cybersecurity firm Sophos has found that only 26% of retail organizations this past year were able to disrupt a ransomware attack before their data was encrypted.

Sub-domain of AFP website defaced by hacker named ‘Hao Sheng’

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.

Cybercriminals encrypted data in ransomware attacks on 75% of healthcare firms

A new report from security firm Sophos has revealed that cybercriminals successfully encrypted data in nearly 75% of ransomware attacks in 14 countries around the world.

IBPAP ‘deeply alarmed’ on hackings, urges gov’t to adopt security strategy

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.”

124 million accounts breached in PH since 2004: report

Out of the 124 million compromised Internet accounts, 50 million have unique email addresses, which means an average user email in the Philippines has been breached almost three times.

Isolated DICT sandbox testing server defaced

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.

In light of cyberattacks, SC issues guidelines on cyber hygiene in courts

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.

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