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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers crosshairs

PARIS — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Former Navy chief clears Bong Go of involvement in frigate deal

FORMER Navy Flag Officer-in-Command Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado on Monday cleared Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, of any involvement in the P15.7-billion frigate deal between the Philippine Navy (PN) and a South Korean firm. Mercado, in a prepared statement read during the hearing by Senate Committee on National Defense and Security said that Go [...] The post Former Navy chief clears Bong Go of involvement in frigate deal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Russian hackers who stole 160 million credit card numbers sentenced

NEW YORK, USA – A US judge sentenced a pair of Russians who led a massive hacking and data breach scheme to lengthy criminal sentences, the US Department of Justice announced Thursday. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Dmitriy Smilianets, was sentenced to over four ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Hackers stole $6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian central bank says

Unknown hackers stole $6 million in an attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging system in Russia last year, the Russian central bank said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Japan’s Coincheck sued after cyberheist

TOKYO: Cryptocurrency traders filed a lawsuit Thursday against Japanese exchange firm Coincheck, seeking repayment after hackers raided hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets. Seven plaintiffs — two companies and five individuals — took part in an initial lawsuit filed at the Tokyo District Court. They are seeking the reimbursement of 19.53 million yen [...] The post Japan’s Coincheck sued after cyberheist appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Can the Philippine gov t protect you from revenge porn, hackers?

 AT A GLANCE The Philippines is poorly equipped to fight cybercrime and cyberattacks Israel, second only to the United States in cybersecurity, proves how a small country can succesfully protect its citizens The Philippines has a lot to learn from Israel and must act quickly to secure critical "infostructure", government and military ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness

WASHINGTON — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive US defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2018

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A veteran journalist tells a Senate panel President Rodrigo Duterte is the number one source of fake news.  Senator Grace Poe asks Communications Secretary Martin Andanar if he ever considered shutting down Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson’s blog. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro questions Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's inclusion ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Japan sanctions Coincheck after massive cryptocurrency heist

TOKYO, Japan – Japan on Monday, January 29, imposed administrative measures on virtual currency exchange Coincheck after hackers stole hundreds of millions of dollars in digital assets from the Tokyo-based firm in one of the biggest heists ever. Units of the cryptocurrency NEM worth $530 million were taken – based on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Russian bots retweeted Trump 10 times more than Hillary before 2016 election

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], Jan. 28 (ANI): Twitter has made a startling revelation in connection with Russia's alleged involvement in 2016 United States Presidential election. The social-networking firm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Dutch spies watched as Russians hacked U.S. Democrats – report

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch intelligence services have provided "crucial evidence" to US counterparts about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, Dutch media reported Friday, January 26. After penetrating the network of Russian hackers known as Cozy Bear, the Dutch agents alerted US spy chiefs as they watched the Russians ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Tinder vulnerabilities let strangers see your swipes

MANILA, Philippines – Tinder vulnerabilities leave users wide open to being spied on, specifically via their 'swipes' and photos, according to a report by  Wired .  The vulnerabilities were revealed by Tel Aviv-based app security firm Checkmarx on Tuesday, January 23. They found that these vulnerabilities allow hackers to see what photo a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

PHL urged to spend $22.8 billion on cybersecurity

THE PHILIPPINES needs to spend $22.8 billion (P164 billion) on cybersecurity between 2017 and 2025 to be in line with “global best-in-class countries,” according to new research commissioned by Cisco Systems, Inc. Citing the research “Cybersecurity in ASEAN: An Urgent Call to Action” carried out by consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Cisco said the Philippines only […] The post PHL urged to spend $22.8 billion on cybersecurity appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told

Filipinos should welcome China Telecom as the third player in the Philippine telecommunications industry, instead of dwelling on the possible security risk issues its entry poses, a cybersecurity expert said on Thursday. Rey Lugtu, president of digital transformation consultancy firm Hungry Workhorse, said Filipinos should give China Telecom or other foreign telcos a chance to [...] The post Embrace China Telecom, Pinoys told appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Russia firm eyes investment in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — A Russian company is planning to put up the first pipeline coating facility in the Philippines, making the country its production hub f.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Russia firm eyes building pipeline plant in Bataan

A Russian company expressed interest to the Board of Investments (BOI) to construct a pipeline coating facility in the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Friday, in another indiction of the country’s increasing attractiveness to foreign investors. According to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, Igor Shaporin, BT SVAP LLC’s chairman of the [...] The post Russia firm eyes building pipeline plant in Bataan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Russian cyberfirm Kaspersky appeals ban in US court

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Embattled cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Monday, December 18, that it is asking a federal court to overturn a ban on its products being used by US agencies. Allegations that Moscow-based Kaspersky, which sold more than $600 million of anti-virus software globally in 2015, knowingly or unknowingly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

LONDON — Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns abou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 – researchers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday, November 29. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what's to come ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Canadian pleads guilty in 2014 Yahoo hacking case

MANILA, Philippines – A Kazakhstan-born Canadian man pleaded guilty for playing a role in helping Russian spies hack into Yahoo email accounts.  Cyberscoop reported  Karim Baratov was charged for his role in a 2014 data breach affecting Yahoo . The breach allowed hackers to steal information tied to 500 million Yahoo accounts.  He pleaded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH

Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III welcomedon Tuesday the proposed entry of a third telecommunications company in the country from China, saying it is the only way to force the two giantlocal telcos to improve their services.   Pimentel was apparentlyreferring to Smart Communications Inc.and Globe Telecom.   "A third telecommunications firm is exactly what our country needs to end a telco duopoly mired in mediocrity; a situation that has allowed them to hold the Filipino consumer hostage to poor communications and data services," Pimentel said in a statement.   "By acting decisively to address this problem, the President is showing the kind of ...Keep on reading: Pimentel lauds possible entry of 3rd telco player in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017