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Cybercriminals use fake MH370 websites to steal data

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Cybercriminals are exploiting the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane by luring users to websites purporting to offer the latest news in order to steal their personal information, an Internet security firm warned Tuesday.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

2 Mindanao lawmakers initiate moves against libel

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Mindanao lawmakers have started separate efforts against the controversial libel law.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Australia police arrest 65 in global child abuse ring

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Australian police said Friday they had arrested 65 people — including a priest and two teachers — and rescued six children as part of a global probe into a Canadian child sex website.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Anonymous’ hack puts Singapore on alert

A person claiming to speak for activist hacker group Anonymous is seen issuing a warning throught a video circulated online to "go to war" with the Singapore government over recent Internet licensing rules on November 1, 2013.  AFP

Activist group Anonymous hacked a Singapore newspaper website Friday and threatened wider cyber-attacks over Internet freedom, with government agencies reportedly on alert after the group said it would “wage war” with the city-state.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Student admits ‘sextortion’ involving Miss Teen USA

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A US student has agreed to plead guilty to hacking online accounts of Miss Teen USA and other women and threatening to publish nude photos of them, prosecutors said Thursday.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Arrest in Miss Teen USA extortion attempt

In this Aug. 10, 2013, file photo provided by Miss Universe, Miss California Teen USA 2013 Cassidy Wolf is crowned Miss Teen USA 2013. A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in an investigation into the hacking of webcams at the homes of Cassidy Wolf and other young women in an attempt to extort nude photographs and videos, the FBI said. AP Photo/Miss Universe L.P., LLLP, File

A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday in an investigation into the hacking of a webcam at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf in an attempt to extort nude photographs, the FBI said.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kids were called out of their classes, homes by task force

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Thirteen girls believed to be victims of Internet pornography were picked up from their classrooms or homes in Cordova town yesterday morning in a sweep by a joint task force on human trafficking.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Police insist trafficking in Cebu ‘not alarming’

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Despite being identified as one of the top areas for trafficking of children in the country, prostitution is not a serious concern in Cebu, the police insisted yesterday.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Cyberporn thrives, along with poverty

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LOCAL officials blame poverty for the operation of cyberpornography in some of the households in Cordova town, Cebu. Tonee Despojo / Cebu Daily News

As agents of the National Bureau of Investigation were raiding a house suspected to be a front for cyberpornography in a poor neighborhood in Cordova town in Cebu on May 26, a text message was being circulated, telling residents to switch off computers and Internet devices.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

NBI’s focus: Cybercrime, trafficking, drug cases

Officials of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) yesterday paid a courtesy call on Cebu Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Fake’ photo of Delhi rape victim goes viral

Indian women carry their children as they march during a protest to mourn the death of a gang rape victim in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. India's top court says it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

The father of a student in south India has complained to police after Internet users circulated a photo of his daughter on social media claiming it was the Delhi gang-rape victim, officers said Friday.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wait, is that cybercrime libel?

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The arrest of an anti-mining campaigner in Cagayan province alarmed many advocates of free speech.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

NBI nabs 31 more Chinese in Parañaque cybercrime raid

More than a month after the deportation of 297 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals for alleged involvement in cybercrimes, 31 more Chinese suspects were arrested for similar scams in a raid in Parañaque City by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday.

Posted: October 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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