HomeSPORTSOver 16,000 cybercrimes logged from January to August 2023 -- PNP

Over 16,000 cybercrimes logged from January to August 2023 — PNP

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group (ACG) has up to now recorded over 16,000 cybercrime circumstances nationwide from January to August this 12 months.

The ACG revealed that it had investigated 16,297 circumstances of assorted cybercrime circumstances, which resulted within the arrest of 397 people and the rescue of 4,092 human trafficking victims.  

“These cybercrime incidents will not be static; they evolve with know-how. This 12 months, cybercriminals exploited rising applied sciences like Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrencies, and on-line casinos to defraud unsuspecting victims,”  PNP-ACG Director Brigadier Basic Sidney Hernia mentioned in an announcement on Thursday. 

“Notably, on-line scams have grow to be probably the most prevalent sort of cybercrime, reflecting the altering panorama of digital threats,” she added. 

The ACG revealed that apart from on-line scams, unlawful entry, computer-related id theft, ATM/ bank card fraud, threats, information interference, anti-photo and video voyeurism, computer-related fraud, and unjust vexation have been additionally among the many prevalent varieties of cybercrimes. 

“This surge in cybercrimes is carefully tied to the elevated reliance on the web for numerous business actions,” the ACG defined. 



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