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Monday, August 31, 2020

PlayBack: BRISOM, Joey Santos – Joan

08/16/2020 02:09:06 PM

It's 2020 and yet we can't still stop dancing around sad song, eh? Even if we're now at the times of being locked down.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

The OPM Archive Foundation is now ON the search for music artifacts

08/27/2020 10:53:41 PM

The OPM Archive Foundation is set to collect music memorabilia and champion digital archiving in a time that needs preservation of cultural artifacts.

Newsletter: Choose Your Own Adventure with jaye's Interactive Music Video

08/27/2020 05:14:03 PM

Author's note: The latest music video of music artist jaye seems an interactive one. Anyone who's a fan must see the free-form visual as this former DJ lets you choose your adventure. Seems the term ADHD just had another definition – and it's a good one.

Read them on in this press release below.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Kasperksy cites 3 helpful tips for students of the 'new normal'

08/27/20 04:37:52 PM

Are you studying during these times where digital has been the way to go for most activities?

Newsletter: 1.6M more phishing almost infected SEA SMBs in H1 2020 -Kaspersky

08/28/2020 12:00:13 AM

Author's Note: Phishing is one of the known cases of cyber attacks that are persistent even during this time of pandemic and lockdown, proving that criminals never sleep.

The said case is on the rise with  1.6 million attempts to transfer users to phishing pages via links within emails blocked from January to June, showing small and medium businesses need cybersecurity improvements in the context of continued remote working.

Imagine that: on just the first semester of the new decade, SMBs are gravely affected at the time where countries are in recession and shops – small or even the big ones – are closing due to economical reasons.

More of that in this press release below. Read on.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Is it legal?: Attackers use legitimate tools in 30 percent of successful cyber-incidents in 2019

08/23/2020 02:54:49 AM

Kasperksy said nearly one-third of cyberattacks involve the misuse of legitimate tools. 

Alaala ng Route 196

08/24/2020 02:17:03 AM

Ang hirap magising sa isang Linggo ng gabi kung saan puno ng emosyon at pamamaalam ang mga nangyayari. Pustahan: baka marami pa sa atin ang naiyak noong nalaman ang balitang yan. Parang noong nakaraang dekada, noong nagbabay sa ere ang NU 107 dahil sa dami ng tao sa labas ng studio nila sa Ortigas at ilan sa atin na nakatutok nun sa mga radyo.

Halos saglit lang pagkamulat ng mata at pagtingin sa news feed sa Facebook, ay ang balita ng pagsasara ng isang bar ang bumungad kagad.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Joji collaborates with Diplo for "Daylight"

08/23/2020 03:16:52 AM

Joji has teamed up with Diplo recently, and this resulted in a new collaboration – a new single called “Daylight.”

DDoS attacks nearly-tripled for Q2 of 2019

08/23/2020 01:18:23 AM

There's no such thing as summer vacation for cybercriminals as Kaspersky has found out that DDoS Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the second quarter of 2020 increased for almost thrice in comparison to the same period in 2019. 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Newsletter: Pinoy app addressing pandemic impact won the Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge

08/23/2020 01:44:48 AM

Author's Note: As cliche as it sounds, Pinoy Pride has made it again, but in the mobile and pandemic-ish way – and I mean it in good context, huh? 

Look. There's a group of our data analysts from CirroLytix who made it big to the COVID-19 themed Space App Challenge organized by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). This makes up for being one of two Filipino groups who made it as global finalists.

Know more of them by reading the press release below.

McDonald's offers 'free delivery fee' this August!

08/23/2020 01:32:43 AM

This month, McDonald's is offering its free delivery fee for orders amounting to at least PhP200 and above, as it doubles down its mission to bring feel-good moments to more Filipinos, McDonald’s continues to find ways to make our favorites more accessible than ever. 

BTS premieres the explosively new single and music video, Dynamite

08/22/2020 11:42:05 PM

BTS put on an explosive weekend once again.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The (Various) SummerSlam Watching Experience

08/22/2020 01:59:52 AM

It's a Holiday Monday in August 2017. My cab ride from my place in Marikina to BGC lasted for 20 minutes – faster by a whopping 55 percent compared to the usual travel time. As the clock ticked 6:21 AM, I rushed my way up to the second floor of Skinny Mike's Sports Bar and grabbed my ticket as the World Wrestling Entertainment's annual summer party is about to explode right before our very eyes.  

LMP 2020 goes digital with a packed music shows and workshops all week long!

08/22/2020 12:11:58 AM

This year, Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino takes a different timetable and goes digital.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Lazarus group strikes anew with OS targeting-malware MATA

08/08/2020 07:37:42 PM

Lazarus strikes again.

The well-recognized and prolific group from Korean has been distinguished as the main culprit of attacks that depicted an advanced malware framework, called MATA, to target Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems.

This realization was made by the researchers of Kaspersky.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Notorious NoKor-APT group rolls again with VHD Ransomware

08/01/2020 05:37:43 PM

In two months during this year, a number of cybersecurity organizations – including Kaspersky –  reported on VHD ransomware, a malicious program designed to extort money from its victims, which stood out due to its self-replication method. It is owned and operated by Lazarus, a prominent North-Korean APT group, and opts to create and distribute ransomware.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Kaspersky's Q2 research reports states further emergence of APT activities

08/08/2020 01:28:45 PM

For a lot of people, 2020 has been a plagued year with the series of bad news and the COVID-19 pandemic locking down the planet. However, it is just a normal year for cybercriminals and APT (Advanced Persistent Threats) groups alike.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dan Tristan goes '80s with new single "From Another Life"

08/08/2020 02:47:54 AM

Singer-songwriter Dan Tristan hits the listening platforms anew with his lead single “From Another Life” releasing this Friday (14 August 2020) through Odd Vinyl Records.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Newsletter: Financial sector and intelligence-driven cybersecurity amidst digital revolution in SEA

08/04/2020 12:39:40 PM

Author's Note: In this post, Yeo Siang Tiong (in photo) talks about the how digital revolution has been taking place at this time where a pandemic has hampered some businesses left and right. How do the rise of online payment and digital banking across the region need to be secured? The General Manager of Southeast Asia provided insights and tips for that matter. Read on:

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Newsletter: Your Child is Ready for Online Learning. How About You?

08/01/2020 02:48:25 PM

Author's note: While school classes are bound to resume this month, Kaspersky shared five tips on how parents need to know in order to prepare for the season of learning – the fully-digital and online way.

All that and more in this press release below. Read on:

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

COVID-19 tracking website clarifies a satire post re: 1 resurrected case

08/01/2020 01:14:53 PM

Because a lot of people can be really gullible nowadays... or maybe they're just plain lazy enough to do some research and distinguish sarcasm.

Recently, a number of posts circulated in social media which combines news reports with the logo, alongside the Philippine coronavirus data, displaying a "1 Resurrected First World Record" at the lower rightmost portion. The tracking portal vehemently denies any information leading to this case of an individual in the country. In fact, the portal only reports the number of COVID-19 cases, recoveries, and deaths per country.

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Kaspersky: Threat data is the key to fend off cyber heists

07/26/2020 04:18:03 PM

Threat data is the key to spare the banks from any cyberattacks in the future. That's one thing that Kaspersky has found out from the massive heist that took place four years ago.

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Lenovo intros two new and reinforced ThinkPad laptops suitable for WFH

07/26/2020 02:47:31 PM

Today's Work From Home (WFH) experience is about to get better as Lenovo launched it revamped suite of business PCs that are powered by AMD Ryzen processors which made them fully-capable of remote work and business computing in much fast processing power, anywhere-anytime productivity, and enterprise-level security features.