Cops arrest Globe hackers in Metro Manila

May 17, 2013 10:41 pm 

MANILA, May 17 — With the growing concern of the telecommunication companies in the hacking of their broadband system nationwide, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) arrested recently the hackers operating in Metro Manila.

Police Inspector Reselito Sabado of Regional Police Investigation Operating Unit (RPIOU) in NCRPO arrested Globe hacker identified as Joseph Calderon inside the Jollibee fastfood located at Regalado corner Quirino Avenue in Quezon City last May 15.

Sabado said they recovered from the suspect one unit cloned Globe Wimax broadband and antenna booster. Interrogation revealed that the source of the reactivated Globe Wimax is located at Litex in Quezon City.

A follow up operation resulted to the arrest of Rodel Ancheta (Wimax hacker) at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at no. 3547 Litex Road, Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City who was caught in the act while reactivating the unserviceable Wimax broadband of Globe that was given by the poseur customer for repair and activation.

Sabado said recovered evidences were one unit activated Globe Wimax Internet modem; 16 units of deactivated Globe Wimax Internet modems; one set desktop computer used in reactivating modem (hacking thru Internet/Globe and copying the CDM/command password of Globe for activation of their Wimax broadband; 391 pieces of scrap Wimax IC board; and 10 pieces of one hundred peso bills dusted with ultra violet powder.

NCRPO Chief Police Director Leonardo Espina lauded his men for the arrest of hackers operating in the region.

”We are addressing new forms of crime happening in the metro. This is a form of economic sabotage and we should address it immediately also to help the government or its fight in sustaining our growing economy,” Espina said.

The suspects are facing a violation of Republic Act 8484 known as Access Device Act, Republic Act 8792 or E- Commerce Act and Presidential Decree 1612, the Anti Fencing law. The violation has a fine of P24,000 to P100,000 punishable by imprisonment of 6 years or more with no probation.

Espina congratulated the exemplary accomplishment of the RPIOU and ordered to do more efforts to arrest possible remaining suspects.

“This is a reflection of an effective coordination between the private sectors and the police in curbing crimes against economic sabotage. And we are asking the public to cooperate help us curb this new forms of crime, and to subscribe only to legal service providers,” Espina said.

“Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagtutulungan upang maaresto ang ibang sangkot sa mga iligal na gawain katulad nito at hindi natin sila hahayaang makapangbiktima ng iba pang mga kumpanya.” he added. (PNA)

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