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Attack on Facebook hits 755,973 Filipino users; Privacy commission issues order

THE forced logout on September 25 last month on social networking giant Facebook, which turned out to be a cyber attack has impacted over 700,000 Filipinos.

Later, Facebook admitted to having 50 million of its users affected by the attack.

(This journalist is one of those who experienced the logout. Later in a message, Facebook admitted that I was one of those whose personal information was stolen in what turned out to be a data breach or hacking attack.)

In the Philippines, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) headed by Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro has acted to protect users in the country.

On October 17, 2018, Liboro issued an order to the social networking giant.

Below is the five-page order:

 

Hello, Cyber World! A journalist's passion for news, which for me is every and any kind of news, but specially on Science, Technology, Innovation, Digital, and Current News, or just about anything under Heaven, birthed this news platform. Disclosure: I am not a scientist nor an expert on anything Science, and not a techie either; just some journalist who loves and care to bring the good news and share them to everyone out there. It is a big, big physical world out there, but the Industrial Revolution 4.0, the Internet in the Digital Age, has shrunk Earth into one small virtual community. Each human being a "neighbor" to everyone in the Philippines and in any point of the compass. Whatever you may see or think could be my and this site's shortcoming, my apologies. So, there, please join me in my journey in cyberspace! Be home, be safe, be mindful of your neighbors, of the Creator! Thanks so much.

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