30 suspected Taiwanese hackers nabbed in Subic


Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chair Roberto Garcia from SBMA website.

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—At least 30 undocumented Taiwanese allegedly involved in extortion activities using computers and the Internet were arrested on Tuesday in a joint operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) law enforcement department (LED).

SBMA Chair Roberto Garcia confirmed that the NBI led an operation in Forest View, one of the residential areas in Binictican here.

Garcia was awaiting the final report on the raid but said that the Taiwanese were involved in a “cybercrime.” He did not provide details.

Orlando Maddela, SBMA LED chief, said the Taiwanese were in the custody of the NBI.

An NBI source, who asked not to be identified for lack of authority to speak on the operation, said the Taiwanese were “involved in extortion, with targets in China and Taiwan.”

Asked to describe the operation, the source said they were able to hack into databases in those countries and find out which companies had cases and were about to be investigated by authorities there.

“Then they’ll call up these companies, inform the executives of the pending cases, and ask them to call the authorities to confirm this. But the number they give is, of course, one of their own. That’s how they were able to extort money from their victims,” the source said.

The group moved around at the Subic and Clark free ports, the source said, adding that “when we took them in, they could not show any documents. They didn’t have passports.”

The raiding team confiscated various gadgets, computers, laptops and mobile phones from the Taiwanese. Robert Gonzaga, Inquirer Central Luzon


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  • TreadLikely

    Deport these scumbags back to Taiwan, but before that…

    Let them enjoy our oh so accommodating and super clean prison cells.

  • $18209031

    Ang galing na ating otoridades. Congrats ! Let these Taiwies do hard time in prison.

  • chitgoks

    the hell.. if the police cant provide more details why bother putting up an article like this?!?!?

  • Marcos5

    They are coming from the back door Northern tip of Luzon via Taiwan.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Papaano nakapasok sa bansa ang mga hinalupaks na yan? Sino na naman ang kumita para makalusot ang mga iyan. Mga hackers (crackers dapat ang tawag diyan) na yan dahil sa atin namimiyesta, tayo ang pagkakamalan na may gawa ng mali nila.

  • pepito gwaps

    There will be an issue again if these scumbags will be deported to China or to Taiwan?? I prefer to send them back to Taiwan coz the mainland Chinese is grabbing our islands at West Phil Sea and doesnt deserve due respect from us.

  • Pio Pusli

    mantikain na naman ang bunganga ng Mamang Pulis, Mamang Immigration at Mamang taga takas at tagapasok sa airport.

  • kismaytami

    I can see an update with this news. These chinks escaped.

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