‘Hacking’ ng numero ni ex-MMDA Chair Abalos iniimbestigahan ng NTC

‘Hacking’ ng numero ni ex-MMDA Chair Abalos iniimbestigahan ng NTC

May 9, 2022 @ 5:48 PM 2 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Inilahad ng National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) onitong Lunes na iniimbestigahan nito ang umano’y hacking ng mobile phone number ni dating Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos Jr., na kasalukuyang campaign manager ni presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

“The NTC is still currently investigating the matter in coordination with Globe Telecom, but agrees with the latter that it may be a classic case of ‘SMS spoofing’,” pahayag ng NTC.

Sa isang Facebook post nitong Linggo, inilahad ni Abalos na na-hack ang kanyang Globe cellphone number.

“It has been sending out unscrupulous messages. [I] went to Globe office this afternoon to complain [about the hacking incident] and had the number immediately suspended,” ani Abalos.

“Please ignore messages that you get from that number,” dagdag niya.

Kinumpirma naman ng Globe na nakatanggap ito ng ulat nitong Linggo ukol sa pag-hack sa numero ni Abalos.

“Globe has taken immediate action to ensure the security of his account,” ayon sa telco.

Ipinaliwanag din nito na “spoofing SMS messages” ay posible sa ilegal na paggamit ng cell broadcasters.

“Using base station technology, these devices can detect active cellphones within a certain range and directly transmit SMS messages via frequencies that are sent from the machine,” anito.

Iginiit ng NTC na nagbabala si NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba sa mga may-ari ng illegal broadcaster devices at kanilang operators na maaari silang kasuhan.

“Globe has sought the assistance of the NTC and other law enforcement agencies to stop the illegal use of cell broadcasters,” sabi ng telco. RNT/SA