Although the End-of-the-World did not happen to many of us, it did end to a few criminals of the Information Technology (IT). Here are two stories of Manila police successes as they catch IT violators this week.
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After three months of police surveillance, eight foreign nationals were arrested yesterday by the agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for violating Section 8 of RA 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.
The NBI did not disclose the names of the suspects. The agents were also unsure whether the offenders aged 17 to 22 were Chinese, Hong Kongers or Taiwanese, thePDI said.
The raid happened in the posh village of Valle Verde IV in Pasig City around noontime Friday.
Based on the multiple Internet connections inside the house in Coconut Street, the investigators think the occupants of the rented abode by a certain Johnny Chen, may be involved in credit card fraud and other cyber crimes the way the computers were arranged.
The computers were arranged like those in call centers operations.
It was also reported that the suspects transferred their operations from Malaysia to the Philippines.
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Ladies, be aware of what you wear.
A 47-year-old man was arrested on Thursday night for peeping under the skirts of unsuspecting women, in another report by the PDI.
Suspect Richard Cruz, a manager of Unilab, Inc.—a pharmaceutical company—was caught following two female customers inside the Pioneer Center supermarket in Pasig City, repeatedly positioning his grocery basket under their skirts.
The security guard noticed and approached Cruz. It was found that a camera was attached to the basket.
A memory card served as evidence that the suspect has been taking videos of women.
Charged of unjust vexation on Friday, the Tahanan Village, Parañaque City-resident suspect admitted to taking videos of women because "it gave him a thrill."