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SC employees told to observe proper cyber hygiene amid hacking incidents

/ 07:30 PM October 21, 2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court directed all members of the judiciary on Friday to observe proper cyber hygiene amid recent cyber attacks on some government sites.

Administrative Order No. 150-2023 which was signed by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen directed justices, judges, and other court officials and employees to observe and practice proper cyber hygiene.

“In view of the recent ransomware attacks targeting various government institutions, it is imperative for the Judiciary to bolster our cybersecurity measures and practice proper cyber hygiene,” the order said.


The order told members not to open email links that looked suspicious as these were common ways that malicious software could enter systems.


It also said that safety practices must be done to protect data, such as the changing of passwords, updating of software, and reporting of suspicious activities.

The order added that judiciary employees must be careful when using artificial intelligence applications or software, as this can place their privacy at risk.

“Judiciary employees should be cautious when sharing their personal information online and they should only use applications from trusted sources. Additionally, Judiciary employees should read the privacy policy of any application before using it and should be aware of how their data will be used,” the order said.


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