Win loses P1M in credit card hacking | Inquirer News
‘Lauriat para sa buong barangay?’

Win loses P1M in credit card hacking

/ 10:45 AM January 06, 2021
Win Gatchalian

Sen. Win Gatchalian  (Voltaire Domingo/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Not even a high ranking public official such as Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian was spared by cyberattacks after his credit card was hacked, with the user even ordering P1 million worth of food from a food delivery service.

Gatchalian disclosed this in a tweet Wednesday, sharing that four consecutive transactions were made in just a span of an hour.


“My credit card has just been hacked! May nag order ng P1M worth of food sa foodpanda in less than an hour. Ano yan, lauriat para sa buong barangay???” Gatchalian said.

(My credit card has just been hacked! Someone ordered P1 million worth of food on foodpanda in less than an hour. What is this, a lauriat for the whole barangay?)

In one of his replies to comments, Gatchalian further said: “The hacker managed to change my registered phone number so he got the OTPs (one-time PIN). He knew what he was doing. I just don’t know how he will eat a million worth of food.”

In the photo attached to the tweet, it can be seen that four transactions were made from 4:47 p.m. to 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5.

The first transaction cost more than P96,000; more than P323,000 for the second; more than P356,000 for the third; and  more than P300,000 for the fourth. has reached out to Gatchalian for further details but has yet to receive a response as of posting time.

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