Philippines Maritime Industry Authority web-based systems hit by cyber attack

Four web-based systems belonging to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) were “attacked and compromised” on Sunday, MARINA said Monday. MARINA said it deployed its concerned officials and employees to its Central Office to “to implement expeditious measure to ensure the Read More …

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. military launched a secret campaign to counter what it perceived as China’s growing influence in the Philippines, a nation hit especially hard by the deadly virus. It aimed to sow doubt Read More …

Major data breach at Philippines Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) exposes sensitive information

The Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) has been hacked, exposing sensitive data and raising concerns about government agency security. Ph1ns, a hacker who gained unauthorized access to the ACPC’s internal systems, revealed the breach. The hacker was also responsible for Read More …

Philippine National Police checking alleged data breach in its logistics system

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said it was looking into a possible breach in its logistics, data, information, and management system. “At about 10 a.m. today, it was reported that yun pong logistics, data, information, and management system Read More …

Acer Philippines reports data breach in third-party vendor system

Acer Philippines confirmed through an official statement that a security breach occurred within a third-party vendor’s system. The vendor was responsible for managing Acer Philippines’ employee attendance data, and the breach resulted in the unauthorized access of this information. The Read More …

Philippines: Department of Education checking data breach after hacking

The Department of Education (DepEd) is examining its systems for possible data breaches after reports of hackers allegedly harvesting 750 gigabytes of data containing sensitive information on banking details, students, teachers and more. DeepWeb Konek, a collective of cybersecurity practitioners, Read More …

Philippines: Cyber attack on Overseas Workers Welfare Administration website foiled

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has prevented a cyber attack aimed at taking down the website of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). At the Saturday News Forum, DICT Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Jeff Ian Dy said the Read More …

Philippines to recruit ‘cyber warriors’ for online defence

The Philippine military is creating a cyber command to improve defences against almost daily cyber attacks and will relax recruitment rules to ensure it can attract online experts, the chief of the armed forces said on Thursday. Several government agencies, Read More …

Earth Estries Targets Government, Tech for Cyberespionage

Earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers discovered a new cyberespionage campaign by a hacker group we named Earth Estries. Based on their observations, Earth Estries has been active since at least 2020. The researchers also found some overlaps between the Read More …