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BIR, BOC told to beef up cybersecurity measures amid increasing online scams

Department of Finance (DOF) secretary Carlos Dominguez III has directed the country’s main revenue-generating agencies — the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) — to fortify their respective systems against hacking and other cyber threats as he expressed concern over the increasing number of scams perpetrated online against financial consumers.

Threats disguised as online learning platforms up 60% in 2H of 2020

The most popular lure was Zoom, followed by Moodle and Google Meet.

Study: Asia Pacific firms record highest jump in cyber threat alerts

As a result, cybersecurity now tops corporate priorities, with 93% of organizations in the Philippines saying that cybersecurity is extremely important or more important than before the pandemic.

Survey: PH firms unmindful of nearly half of cyber threat alerts

The study showed that on average just 50 percent of the alerts received are investigated by companies in Philippines. Of those investigated, on average, only 30 percent turn out to be legitimate, of which only 51 percent are acted upon and corrected.
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