Just before midnight on Sunday, Oct. 14, an individual with the handle DiabloX entered an ongoing X.com (Twitter) Space that was discussing the recent hackings on Philippine government agencies and spoke to listeners. According to him, it was alright that his words be recorded as it was his last “play” at cyber.
The hacking incidents have pushed Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano to state that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) urgently needs confidential funds to upgrade the government's protection from cyberattacks.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said on Monday, Oct. 16, that the website of the House of Representatives (HOR) is back online even as the agency is investigating a “person of interest” who may have perpetuated the hacking incident.
Purported “tech expert” and Manila Bulletin section editor Art Samaniego was the subject of criticisms from local netizens this week after claiming in an online interview that the right to free speech of controversial pastor Apolonio Quiboloy was violated when YouTube terminated the channels of entities owned by or affiliated with him.
PLDT, quoting a report by Romanian cybersecurity technology company Bitdefender, said hackers will go after employees 99% of the time by employing social engineering to coax their victims into revealing their personal information.
The National Privacy Commission noted that the pieces of evidence gathered by its Complaints and Investigation Division proved that the Comelec servers or its systems were not breached, as opposed to the report of Manila Bulletin that falsely claimed that the hacked data included information that could have affected the 2022 elections.
Top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) told a House committee hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2, that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already ruled out any breach of its servers, contrary to a report of the Manila Bulletin.