June 16, 2019

Category: Cybersecurity

Microsoft Plans to Protect Future Political Campaigns from Hacking

Media Release: Microsoft 365 for Campaigns addresses issues in election technology to maintain integrity of elections in the Philippines IN an effort to protect the integrity of democratic processes and institutions in the Philippines, Microsoft introduces a new service from their Defending Democracy Program. Called Microsoft 365 (M365) for Campaigns, the service offers high-end security […]

IBM Cites BPO, Gaming in PH as Big Investors in Cybersecurity

(SDN) — AN executive of tech titan IBM has cited the Philippines for its initiative in driving awareness of cybersecurity risks and compliance. MALCOLM Rowe, leader of IBM Security Software and Services in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), met with a select number of reporters for a Media Roundtable in Makati City. He […]

Sophisticated Spyware Hits WhatsApp; Facebook Patches Vulnerabilities

Media Release: A recently discovered zero-day vulnerability in the world’s most popular messenger — WhatsApp — allowed hackers to eavesdrop on users, read their encrypted chats, turn on the microphone and camera, and install spyware that allows even further surveillance, such as browsing through the victim’s photos and videos, accessing their contact list, and so […]

What You Should Know about Surveillance Attack on WhatsApp

Media Release: CYBERSECURITY companies Synopsys and Check Point have weighed in on the surveillance attack on Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging app. WhatsApp has over 1.5 billion users, making it the most popular messaging up in the world. Facebook and WhatsApp have since patched the vulnerabilities and have urged users to update their app to the latest […]

April 2019’s Most Wanted Malware: Cyber Criminals Up to Old ‘Trickbots’ Again

Media Release: SINGAPORE, May 15, 2019 – Check Point Research,  the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for April 2019. The banking trojan Trickbot has returned to the Index’s top ten for the first time […]

Hacker Fin7 Takes Revenge After Leaders’ Arrest, Targets 130 Firms

Media Release: FOLLOWING the arrest in 2018 of a number of suspected leaders of the notorious Fin7/Carbanak cyber-gang, the group was believed to have disbanded. \ But Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a number of new attacks by the same groups using GRIFFON malware. According to the company’s experts, Fin7 might have extended the number […]

​World Password Day: Ending the Use of Passwords in 5 Years

Media Release: AS the saying goes, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” However, summoning up the “will” can be difficult as inertia is a powerful force. We are reminded of this every day when we type in a password to access our computers, online shopping accounts or to make a payment. With World Password […]

Kaspersky: Cybercriminals Using Avengers for Phishing to Scam Moviegoers

Media Release: THE release of the finale of the epic two-part movie featuring the Avengers has attracted lots of attention, shattering box office records. Kaspersky Lab’s content filtering experts have found that cybercriminals could not resist the urge to use the movie for fraud and money theft. To do so, they have created no less […]

PH Accepts Singapore Invite to Co-lead ASEAN Data Protection & Privacy Forum

(SDN) — THE Philippines has accepted the invitation of Singapore to jointly lead a planned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) a forum on data protection and privacy. To represent the country in the forum is the National Privacy Commission (NPC) headed by Privacy Commissioner Raymund E. Liboro. Apparently, the objective of the forum is […]

Gender Disparity and Skills Lack in Cybersecurity Open Opportunity for Women

Media Release:  RESEARCH shows more diverse teams are higher performing when compared to homogenous teams. Yet today, only 11% of cybersecurity professionals are women. This gender discrepancy, coupled with the cybersecurity skills shortage, offers women a valuable career opportunity, and gives organizations a means for filling the skills gap that currently plagues the industry. The […]