Senators Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito and Nancy Binay are pushing more funds to augment the capacity of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s capacity to prosecute cybercriminals and use technology to fight human trafficking.
Cybercrimes in the National Capital Region (NCR) rose drastically by 152 percent during the first half of the year partly due to the carelessness of online users and the availability of malware online, according to the Philippine National Police.
The report also reveals how attackers use classic techniques — some decades old, such as typosquatting, phishing, backdoored malware, and fake marketplaces — to carry out their scams against each other.
Blockchain company Binance has recently partnered with the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), to share its insights and experiences in preventing cybercrime using blockchain forensics with the various law enforcement agencies.
The 2022 Online Authentication Barometer has identified that entering passwords online has dropped by 5% to 9% across all five major use-cases that it tracks -- including accessing financial services, work computers and accounts, social media, streaming services, and smart home devices -- compared to last year.
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said the 2023 budget cut of the NBI to P1.8 billion from 2022's actual budget of P2.3 billion has also lowered the agency's budget for its anti-cybercrime enforcement unit to P21.2 million or a slash of almost 20 percent compared to this year's P26.4 million.
The Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) said the Digital Forensics Platform and Laboratory (DFPAL) will serve as an important tool of the government’s fight against the rising cybercrimes, especially Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (OSAEC).
The combined forces of the SEC Enforcement and Investor Protection Department (EIPD) and PNP’s Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) arrested the officers of Decentra while in the act of soliciting investments from the public without the requisite license during a seminar or business presentation in a hotel in Quezon City.