Card thieves attacked ABS-CBN online stores

Credit card details of 208 customers of ABS-CBN Corporation’s two online stores may have been stolen by the cyberthieves called Magecart, according to the TV network’s report on the cyberattack submitted to the National Privacy Commission (NPC). The Magecart used a “malicious java script” to capture a customer’s payment card information while an online purchase […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneOct 12th, 2018

Q& A: Researcher who found ABS-CBN breach on detecting skimmers

MANILA, Philippines – Last Wednesday, September 19, a report came out that the ABS-CBN and the UAAP online stores have been the victim of a major hacking scheme.  A malware was embedded on the websites, which harvested credit card data upon user checkout.  The breach was discovered by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

2 ABS-CBN online stores hit by hacking attack

ABS-CBN Corp. said it has temporarily taken down two of its online stores due to a reported data breach that likely compromised customers’ personal information and credit card details......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

ABS-CBN shuts down 2 online stores amid data breach

  Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. said Wednesday it temporarily shut down two online stores that were targets of a data breach that may have exposed the personal and financial information of over 200 customers.   ABS-CBN however said in a statement that the incidents involving ABS-CBN Store ( and the UAAP Store ( were isolated and did not affect its other digital properties. The websites were shut down at9:30 a.m.on Wednesday.   "Personal information and credit card details of our customers may have been exposed. As of this time, there are 213 customers who may have been affected," ABS-CBN said in its statement.   ABS...Keep on reading: ABS-CBN shuts down 2 online stores amid data breach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap

At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin. And while a few swipes of a mobile app are all it takes to fill your electronic wallet, the novelty, for now, comes at a hefty cost. Melt is one of several small stores in America's biggest city now accepting the bitcoins, hailed by some as the future of currency. Investors' interest has been piqued by the virtual currency's surging value while industry insiders see it as an alternative instrument for consumers who want to shop online but don't have access to traditional instruments like a credit card. It has eve...Keep on reading: Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it’s not cheap.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Top retail company receives gender equality certification

IN its efforts to reinforce strong gender balance and an inclusive workplace culture, top Philippine retail company, Stores Specialists Inc. (SSI Group), received the Economics Dividend for Gender Equality (EDGE)…READ The post Top retail company receives gender equality certification appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Prepare for takeoff with the new AirAsia credit card

AIRASIA, the World’s Best Low Cost Airline for 10 years (according to Skytrax World Airline Awards, July 2018) has sparked a revolution in air travel with more and more people…READ The post Prepare for takeoff with the new AirAsia credit card appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island --- The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar stores. Adobe Analytics reported Saturday that more customers are going to stores to get items they bought online. That trend contributed to a record $6.22 billion spent online Friday, up nearly 24 percent from last year. But the fastest-growing online shopping day is Thanksgiving. Online sales totaled $3.7 billion on Thursday, up 28 percent from last year. It's a sign that retailers are merging online business with their physical stores ev...Keep on reading: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are increasingly merging.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Dua Lipa, Garbine Muguruza inspire brand to create versatile, stylish workout line

Inspired by its women’s global collective including Dua Lipa, Karlie Kloss, Shay Mitchell, Hannah Bronfman and Garbiñe Muguruza, adidas introduces a capsule fitness collection designed to support women from sunrise yoga to happy hour HIIT and all the moments in between.  The Statement Collection offers stand-out looks curated for women who take a diverse approach to training and demand performance wear as versatile as they are. More than 20 complementary pieces feature in the collection - including bras, tights, jackets, footwear and accessories, which come together to inspire bold training looks from street to studio. Floral camo and geometric prints inspired by Stella McCartney feature dynamic designs and cooling fabrics for maximum style and performance, whatever the workout.  The Statement Collection is built around adidas’ three sports bras “All Me”, “Don’t Rest” and “Stronger For It”. Each is engineered to support a range of different body types and training activities, from low to high intensity. The curation of the collection was inspired by women who take different approaches to working up a sweat, their insights and ideas informed a versatile selection of statement pieces which come together as a distinctive workout wardrobe designed to unleash creativity. Josefine Aberg, VP of Design for adidas Training, said: “Women are driving the global fitness movement by abandoning routines and embracing a versatile approach to training without skipping a step in style. That exact attitude inspired this capsule collection that covers women from the moment they hit the street through their most powerful sessions of sweat." "This statement collection has vibrant hues and standout prints that harmonize for the ultimate fitness wardrobe, designed to be as strong and bold as the women wearing them,” she added. The Statement Collection dropped last October 22 online and in stores last November 1. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Flat earnings for Philippine operator of 7-Eleven stores

THE local licensee of 7-Eleven convenience stores posted flat earnings for the third quarter of 2018, as investments for its online business dampened sales growth......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

LONDON --- For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup's digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks. With prepaid debit cards linked to the app, Hall's kids, aged 8 and 10, can spend their allowance and chore money by shopping online or by tapping at contactless payment terminals in stores. Sound like a recipe for splurging? Not so, he said. "When kids have cash they want to spend it quickly. They want to go to the shops and spend it on rubbish," said Hall, an IT project manager. But an app lets them check their balances ...Keep on reading: Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

SSI celebrates 30 years with the country’s most 'PassionForward

PASSION has been the driving force of Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) Group, a luxury retailer in the Philippines. For 30 years, the company has tirelessly worked on bringing the best...READ MORE The post SSI celebrates 30 years with the country’s most #PassionForward appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

OFW e-card marks the digital transformation of OWWA

TODAY is the formal launch of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) OFW e-card for membership and benefits. This is in line with the mandate of the agency under Republic...READ MORE The post OFW e-card marks the digital transformation of OWWA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

The Bistro Group Enhances Loyalty Program with Bistro Frequent Foodie (BFF) App Powered by RUSH

The Bistro Group, a collection of international and homegrown casual dining brands, has launched the Bistro Frequent Foodie (BFF) loyalty app in partnership with Globe Digital Ventures, Globe Telecom’s in-house digital enabler. The BFF app complements the BFF card and provides Bistro Group’s customers the total Bistro experience offline and online. It allows customers to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Debenhams plans to close down up to 50 UK department stores

LONDON, United Kingdom — British department store chain Debenhams on Thursday, October 25 said it planned to shut about one third of its shops, many more than previously announced, signalling another blow to a retail sector faced with fierce online competition. The announcement had been expected following recent reports, with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

ABS-CBN could have prevented data breach in online shop - privacy agency

Media giant ABS-CBN Corp. could have prevented its online store from being compromised last month if necessary steps were made. And now, the credit card data of some users were presumed to be endan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Yankees, Red Sox slug it out for American League Division Series

Baseball fans can expect the usual classic match up between long-time League Division Series, which starts Monday (Tuesday in Manila) at the former’s home turf in Bronx. For one, it will be the first time in Major League Baseball’s wild-card era that the Red Sox and the Yankees are meeting in the best-of-five ALDS. . [...] The post Yankees, Red Sox slug it out for American League Division Series appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Melee at breaks out after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night. The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got caught in a choke by Nurmagomedov (27-0), who defended his lightweight belt with an impressive victory over the superstar who infamously attacked a bus carrying Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn last April. But the Russian champion from Dagestan then exacerbated several months of hostilities between the fighters' camps. Nurmagomedov stepped away from the prone McGregor and immediately pointed at the Irishman's corner, shouting and throwing his mouthpiece. The men in McGregor's corner appeared to respond with taunts, and Nurmagomedov climbed over the fence and fought with Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who trains with McGregor. Meanwhile, two men apparently from Nurmagomedov's entourage entered the cage and sucker-punched McGregor, who defended himself before security personnel separated everyone. Nurmagomedov and McGregor both left the ring before the championship belt could be put around Nurmagomedov's waist, and fans in the pro-Conor crowd threw beers and debris at Nurmagomedov on his way out. UFC President Dana White said he feared a melee in an arena if he awarded the belt to Nurmagomedov. Both fighters' purses will be withheld pending an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission, White said. He also claimed three members of Nurmagomedov's entourage "are on their way to jail right now." "I don't even know what to say right now," White said. "I'm just disgusted and sick over it. ... We had so much security and (police) here. I didn't see that one coming." UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is a teammate of Nurmagomedov at their gym in San Jose, California. He attempted to calm Nurmagomedov after the bout. "Two wrongs don't make it right," Cormier tweeted after the brawl. "Conor didn't deserve that. No one did. But some things aren't for fight promotion. Religion, family, country. Throwing stuff in Brooklyn. For Khabib it wasn't fight promotion, it was really personal. Diff culture man." Nurmagomedov and McGregor made no secret of their mutual loathing in the past few months, and the UFC used footage of McGregor's attack on the bus to promote UFC 229, which could be the best-selling pay-per-view card in UFC history. McGregor lobbed several creative insults at Nurmagomedov during the promotion of this matchup, including labeling Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, as a "snitch terrorist rat." The main event has been eagerly anticipated across the sport ever since McGregor threw a hand truck at a bus containing Nurmagomedov before a UFC show in Brooklyn last spring. McGregor was furious about a confrontation between Nurmagomedov and a member of McGregor's team earlier in the week. McGregor was arrested after seriously hurting two other fighters with broken glass from the attack, but Nurmagomedov shrugged it off and won the lightweight title by beating Al Iaquinta. When McGregor agreed to return to the UFC, he eagerly accepted Nurmagomedov as his opponent. Before the post-fight madness, Nurmagomedov firmly asserted his grappling dominance over McGregor's striking skill in the Irish superstar's first MMA bout in 23 months. McGregor hadn't been in a fight since losing his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last year, and Nurmagomedov proved an insurmountably tough opponent for his comeback. McGregor's dislike for Nurmagomedov likely fueled his decision to take a fight that created a difficult stylistic matchup for him. McGregor's strength is his striking, while Nurmagomedov is one of the most dominant grapplers in UFC history. Four security guards separated the fighters while they didn't touch gloves before the bout, and Nurmagomedov went for a takedown in the opening minute while dominating the opening round. Nurmagomedov staggered McGregor with a right hand early in the second round, but McGregor got up and landed a flying knee. Nurmagomedov made another takedown and steadily improved his position throughout a dominant round, eventually standing and raining down blows on the prone McGregor. Nurmagomedov decided to stand and strike with McGregor in the third round, apparently unafraid of McGregor's famed power. McGregor landed several significant shots, but Nurmagomedov took them and eventually reasserted control against the cage. McGregor did decent work in the fourth round before Nurmagomedov got control, climbed on McGregor's back and finally submitted the former two-division champion. All three judges' scorecards favored Nurmagomedov 29-27, with the champion winning the second round 10-8 on all three cards. McGregor won the third round on every card. ___ Follow Greg Beacham on Twitter:»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Filipinos still prefer in-store shopping over online sites

FILIPINO consumers still prefer shopping in brick and mortar stores over online platforms, favoring the physical appeal of products despite the convenience of online purchases, according to a study by digital research and consulting firm, Research and Tech Lab (RTL)......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone

BRASILIA: Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man who stabbed Brazil’s presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail, acted alone in a premeditated political attack, police said Friday. “There is no doubt that the motive for Mr Adelio’s attack was his political opposition to ideas favored by candidate Bolsonaro,” federal police spokesman Rodrigo Moraes Fernandes [...] The post Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

US eyes green card clampdown

WASHINGTON: US immigrants who get public benefits like food stamps or housing vouchers could be denied green cards, under a new proposal from President Donald Trump’s administration. Trump came to power pledging to make immigration to the United States more difficult, and reduce the number of people allowed to stay in the country. The Department [...] The post US eyes green card clampdown appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018