Netizens warned against identity theft, other cyber crimes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Maria (not her real name), a 20-year-old from Cebu City, has not been able to sleep for days after she received threats from a social media account using her name and threatening to post lewd pictures with her face plastered on the photos. The student has asked the help of Cebu […] The post Netizens warned against identity theft, other cyber crimes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 25th, 2020

Consumers warned vs identity thieves

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday reminded financial consumers to be vigilant against identity theft by always protecting their personal identification number (PIN) and password. “To guard against identity thieves, the BSP advises fin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

PNP warns vs. Facebook scams by person posing as police chief

The Philippine National Police on Wednesday warned the public against “poser” Facebook accounts illegally assuming the identity of its chief, Gen. Debold Sinas, for unscrupulous activities......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Hashtag Nikko biktima ng identity theft sa dating app: Sisira ka ng pamilya hinayupak ka!

NABIKTIMA ng “identity theft” ang Kapamilya actor-TV host na si Nikko Natividad. Nakarating sa member ng grupong Hashtags ang balita na may gumagamit ng pangalan at mga litrato niya sa isang mobile dating app na Tinder. Ayon kay Nikko, wala siyang account sa nasabing dating app kaya huwag daw maniniwala ang mga gumagamit nito na […] The post Hashtag Nikko biktima ng identity theft sa dating app: Sisira ka ng pamilya hinayupak ka! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Duterte hits Trillanes over ICC remarks; says he is ready to go to jail but insists no kill order given

President Rodrigo Duterte took a shot at former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the latter warned the time for recknoning is near with the International Criminal Court finding reasonable basis that crimes against humanity were committed in the bloody war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

How To Choose The Right Proxy?

In today’s scenario of digital market where data is the most valuable commodity and asset, it is of utmost important to protect your data. Data is the identity of a person or a company and data theft can lead to utter devastation of lives and businesses. Data security to protect from hacking, spying and data […] The post How To Choose The Right Proxy? appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Online scams spike during quarantine

Cases of online scams and computer-related identity theft have increased during the community quarantine, the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Cooperation, not competition

SPEAKING OUT Ignacio R. Bunye The Ayala Group is widely recognized in the Philippines and in Asia as a pioneer in ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) with its formal adoption of the Ayala Sustainability Framework. In a recent webcast conversation with ATR Asset Management’s Julian Tarrobago, Jr., Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala (JAZA), Chairman and CEO of Ayala, explained the genesis of this corporate philosophy. In a nutshell, this is about using the economic engine and for-profit discipline of enterprises to address social issues – not as a philanthropy but as an integral part of doing business. This is a new philosophy designed to foster an environment where there is inclusive growth. This is achieved by engaging disenfranchised sectors and going beyond just the financials. This is reflected in how Ayala purposively evolved over the years and how it has operated during the crisis. This explains how and why Ayala Land continues to make urban centers more livable and more friendly, why Ayala Land projects aim to become carbon-neutral a few years down the road, why AC Energy continues to improve its mix of energy sources, consistently increasing reliance on renewables, why Ayala has ventured into health and into education, and why BPI has dramatically upsized its microfinance. This explains why during the crisis, Ayala’s first concern was to ensure both the physical and financial well-being of its stakeholders. This includes Ayala’s employees and those of the various eco-systems (read that as 250,000 SMEs) which support Ayala. This meant P10 billion, to date, of foregone revenue, to help in their recovery and fostering sustainable growth beyond the crisis. Finally, JAZA explains why “this is a time for us to learn to cooperate rather than be at odds with each other. Our modern capitalist system is massively integrated in a way that it wasn’t in the past. And because we have an integrated system, we are tied to each other in ways that we either all succeed together, or not. If one component of that system is allowed to fail, then you start to break up what makes modern capitalism so strong. The supply chain, the integration, the way we work off each other, each person providing their own component of the system. If we don’t help each other, particularly in the public-private sector to reenergize and restart that great engine, then we will fail. Perhaps, this is a period in time where cooperation is being demanded more from all of us both in the private sector alone and in the private-public interaction, to see how we can all work together to address the many pain points that we will face as a nation if we are to get out of this pandemic.” Change your passwords often Even prior to the pandemic, incidents of unauthorized ATM withdrawals by third parties have been reported on the rise. It is perhaps opportune to issue this reminder. Essentially, it is about keeping our User IDs and passwords safe. One normally reads this reminder on our bank’s website. This is what the bank usually tells us. The bank will never ask you to provide your User IDs or Passwords through e-mail or SMS so don’t fall for unsolicited messages that your account has been temporarily disconnected and that you have to change your password. Never click on links from suspicious e-mails and SMS. Hackers can gain access to your account, plant malware, and steal your identity. Monitor your accounts regularly and immediately report any discrepancies. If I may just add, don’t ask anybody to withdraw money from the ATM for you. For added protection, you may want to use Code Red, an RFID and NFC Anti-Scanning Card. It is a smart card that provides protection from identity theft by manipulating the radio signals using E-field technology. Simply put it inside your wallet and it will make your personal data invisible to electronic thieves and hackers. (Thanks BPI EVP Mon Jocson for this last tip.) Note: You may wish to share the foregoing article via Facebook, Twitter and/or Linked-In......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Dito s cell towers in military, PNP camps make authorities vulnerable to hacking, cyber espionage& mdash;CPS chair

Citizens for Philippine Sovereignty (CPS) chair Neri Colmenares on Sunday warned of the vulnerability of the country’s armed forces to hacking and digital espionage, citing two laws in China giving an intelligence-gathering mandate to its compatriots doing business in other countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

Duterte vows to go after corrupt PhilHealth officials

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night warned officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) involved in corruption that their time will come and that government will go after them so they will pay for their crimes. The president made the warning as he met with several of his Cabinet members on the latest updates […] The post Duterte vows to go after corrupt PhilHealth officials appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

Experts weigh in on cyberbullying in the time of pandemic

With schools forced to implement alternative education modalities such as online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, incidences of cyberbullying are expected to soar even higher in the coming months.  To help parents as well as education practitioners learn how both online and offline communities can protect children and youth from cyberbullying, a panel of local and international experts shared suggestions on how to prevent this phenomenon. Experts from the Philippines and South Korea exchanged views on cyberbullying and how this can be prevented especially with the rising cases among youth in a webinar on cyberbullying organized by Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation recently. During the webinar, 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and Blue Tree Foundation (BTF) founder Kim Jong-ki shared how he and his foundation has been battling school violence in the past 20 years. The BTF was very instrumental in curbing incidences of violence against students in schools. BTF Preventive Education Center Head Park Ju-han shared that in South Korea, school violence has declined for 15 years but has risen again since 2015. “The main factors are the low aging and the increase of cyberbullying,” he said. Meanwhile, BTF Research and Counseling Team Leader Lee Sun-young discussed how the foundation has been working with schools on the prevention of violence among students and shared some best practices that can be adopted by other countries like the Philippines. “We need to teach children when to respond when cyberbullying is happening,” she said.  “Digital literacy is the first key on how to be nice in the world,” she added.  In the Philippines, UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital Child Protection Unit (CPU) head Dr. Bernadette Madrid noted that “bullying has been increasing.” Based on the results of the national baseline survey on violence against children in 2016, she shared that “bullying in the Philippines was quite high” with 65 percent of the youth – ages 13 to 17 years old – have experienced some form of bullying. Same goes for the prevalence of cyberbullying wherein 44% of the students reported cyber violence. “It is a real problem here in our country, it is harmful but it can be prevented,” Madrid said. Given this, she noted that in terms of prevention, a single program is not enough to address cyberbullying. “We need multiple programs to be more successful,” she added. Meanwhile, Don Bosco Technical College Cebu president and dean Fr. Fidel Orendain noted that protecting students from violence and abuse especially with the shift to e-learning is a challenge for many schools. “This topic is a hot issue for us right now,” he admitted. Since schools are familiar with face-to-face familiarity, he noted that online learning is “challenging our identity and the way we educate.” To resolve this, he urged schools to increase their presence by way of talks and conferences. “We can also make ourselves available for counseling,” he added. For Stairway Foundation, Inc. Senior Advocacy Officer Ysrael Diloy, protecting children at this time is more crucial than ever. In the past 18 years, he has been working with key government agencies in the Philippines, via national level councils and working groups, advocating for child protection policy, and programmatic changes. “We are at an age wherein the current generation of children has known technology as the norm,” he said. Diloy has initiated the CyberSafe program which is currently the flagship child online protection program of the Department of Education (DepEd). “Now more than ever, we need to ensure that we are all contributing to make the Internet a safe space for and with children, so that they can reap all the benefits and opportunities that technology presents – this is the very essence the CyberSafe program hopes to achieve,” he ended......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Locsin: ABS-CBN takeover trespassing, theft

Trespassers at the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City could be “shot” under the law as the act of taking over the network’s property and equipment is “trespassing” and “theft,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. warned yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

Quarantine enforcement chief reports dummy accounts of himself

“These people have their own respective motives but what they do is plain and simple criminal act because it falls under identity theft which is punishable by our laws,” Eleazar said in a statement to reporters. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Fresh cybercrime ruling highlights old problem of criminal libel

When the Supreme Court reviewed the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, striking down some provisions but leaving the cyber libel untouched, journalists and media advocates warned that this casts a wider net to penalize opinions posted online......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Focus Crimes Down by 57% During Quarantine Period

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday warned that there would be no letup in its campaign against crime amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak as it noted a 57-percent decline in the incidence of the eight focus crimes during the 84 days of community quarantine. Data from the Joint Task Force Covid Shield […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Palace to fake Facebook account makers: Find something better to do

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said creating fake accounts is prohibited under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which seeks to punish internet-related offenses like forgery, fraud, and identity theft......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

'HandsOffOurStudents trends on Twitter

    CEBU CITY, Philippines– The online world is abuzz a little louder than usual Sunday, June 7, 2020, because of some rumored identity theft going on social media, particularly Facebook. Some Facebook users are alarmed because their accounts have been duplicated by some anonymous group or what we call “online trolls.” This all started […] The post #HandsOffOurStudents trends on Twitter appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2020

Russia to help PH on defense, cyber security, COVID-19

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Russian government has affirmed its commitment to help the Philippines in developing its defense capacities both in the armed forces and cybersecurity. Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev, who visited Cebu on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, said their country is looking forward to team up with the Philippines in combatting transnational crimes, […] The post Russia to help PH on defense, cyber security, COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

‘Yorme’ assures cooperation with other cities

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday assured other local government units in the country that Manila will be cooperating with judges in the performance of their duties, especially on crimes. In his speech at the “25th Annual Convention and Seminar on Powering Women Judge in the Cyber Age,” Domagoso stressed that his local […] The post ‘Yorme’ assures cooperation with other cities appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

Fraud, other economic crimes still ‘high’ in the Philippines — survey

Economic crimes like fraud and corruption remain prevalent in the Philippines, with asset theft being the “most disruptive” to local businesses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

DOH – 7 warns public on false information, confidential details

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health officials in Central Visayas warned netizens not to spread unverified claims and confidential information related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Jaime Bernadas, director of DOH – 7, made this pronouncement after posts circulating on social media discouraged people to visit and stay in Cebu due to the presence […] The post DOH – 7 warns public on false information, confidential details appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020