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Globe blacklists over 58,000 SIMs in first half of 2023

The figure represents a striking 226.22% increase from 17,851 during the equivalent period last year, Globe said.

Telcos back NTC directive to block malicious links in text messages

Local telcos Globe Telecom and Smart Communications said they will comply with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)’s directive to block or deactivate URLs in text messages.

Poe exasperated on inaction of NTC in addressing text scams

Sen. Grace Poe expressed disappointment over the National Telecommunications Commission's (NTC) seeming slack in taking action against the proliferation of text scams victimizing millions of mobile phone users.

24% of all malicious emails target Asia Pacific users: report

One in every four malicious spam emails worldwide targeted Asia Pacific users in 2022, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.

GCash anonymizes names of users in sending money

In the past, the name of the person is seen as an added measure of convenience and helps verify that the recipient is correct.

NPC: Personalized spam texts sent via phone number, not from app

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said the result of its initial investigation showed that the recent wave of targeted smishing messages that contain the recipient’s name most likely came from smartphones and not from an app used by data aggregators.

Smart: PNP, NBI say data for ‘personalized’ spam texts may have come from GCash, Viber

Smart Communications has cited a report from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) suggesting that the personalized spam text messages proliferating recently could be the handiwork of scammers who mined subscriber data from GCash and Viber.

Smart disables clickable links in spam text messages

PLDT-owned mobile operator Smart Communications said it has blocked Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) or clickable links usually found in spam text messages.

With 175-0 vote, House approves bill against spam messages

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to establish the ?No Calls, No Text? registration system and penalize its violators.

Globe deactivates 14,013 SIMs for spam and scam messages

Globe Telecom said it has deactivated 14,013 SIMs, which have been found to be the sources of unwanted and unsolicited text messages.
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