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Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

4 schools’ networks used as ‘robots’ to hack US financial entities – PNP

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Cyber criminals have hacked the computer networks of four private schools in the country, including two in Metro Manila, to penetrate several financial institutions in the US last year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed on Wednesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Phivolcs turning into a porn site?

printscreen from philvolcs.com

It monitors eruption, but does it make the country’s volcanology bureau a porn website?

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Cyber attacks becoming more political, complex

Anonymous Philippines

For the last few years, local hackers have been targeting government websites, defacing homepages or sending enormous amounts of illegal traffic to crash web servers.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Hacktivist’ tagged in defacing gov’t websites during DAP protests falls

Anonymous Philippines

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested a suspected member of a hacktivist group who defaced government websites recently, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Thursday.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Anonymous PH pledges more cyber attacks

Anonymous Philippines

Some 100 masked members of the hacking group Anonymous Philippines marched on parliament Tuesday, denouncing corruption and pledging more cyber attacks, a week after 30 government websites were paralyzed.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Senators try to downplay website hacking to protest pork barrel

Senator Franklin Drilon. LYN RILLON/INQUIRER

Senators downplayed on Monday a call for anti-pork barrel protests in Congress by hackers that attacked the websites of the Office of the Ombudsman and other agencies Sunday, but said they were willing to listen to them.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Anonymous Indonesia’ hacks Australia sites over spying

Screengrab from  http://groutcleaningbrisbane.net.au/

Activist group Anonymous Indonesia on Monday claimed it had defaced more than 170 Australian websites to protest at reports of Canberra spying on its nearest neighbour and strategic ally.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What Went Before: Anonymous Philippines

Defaced website of the office of the Ombudsman. Screengrab from http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&pressId=NDAz

A group of hackers called “Anonymous Philippines” has defaced government websites several times in the last 14 months to express its opinion on sensitive issues in the country.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Antipork hackers hit 38 gov’t websites

Defaced website of the office of the Ombudsman. Screengrab from http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&pressId=NDAz

Hackers opposed to the graft-ridden pork barrel system attacked on Sunday the website of the Office of the Ombudsman and those of 37 other government bodies, posting a message calling on Filipinos to join a protest against corruption at the House of Representatives on Nov. 5.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Anonymous PH defaces Ombudsman site, invites public to Nov. 5 protest

Defaced website of the office of the Ombudsman. Screengrab from http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&pressId=NDAz

Activist hacker group Anonymous Philippines on Sunday hit another government website, defacing it with their logo and a letter calling on the public to join a November 5 protest.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Award-winning Filipino hackers bid for US and global business

Hackers (from left) Angela Cheng, JR Calanoc, Rolly Rulete, Michie Ang, Rubi Santa Cruz and Jay Albano.  PHOTO BY HARVEY BARKIN

Time was when a hacker was regarded as a menace.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Websites need better defense vs growing ‘hacktivism’, says cybersecurity expert

Hugh Thompson, Chief Security Strategist and Senior Vice President of Blue Coat Systems Inc, explains to reporters about the problems facing the IT community particularly disruptive attacks on websites by hacktivists. Thompson was named one of the top 5 most influential thinkers in IT security in 2006 by a computer security magazine.

More and more computers are likely to be hacked in the future as people have turned to hacking as a means of protest, a cybersecurity expert said, citing the need for better defense against these attacks.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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