NBI Arrests 21-year old Hacker

The Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime lauds the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) – Cybercrime Division (CCD) for arresting a 21-year old IT student (subject) for hacking the website of San Beda University and accessing the accounts of its students.The NBI-CCD operatives, equipped with a Warrant to Search, Seize, and Examine Computer Data (WSSECD), were able to search the place of the subject and to seize items, such as Paymaya cards, Blank cards, skimming device, laptop computer system, cellphones, iPad, router, among others.The WSSECD in this case was issued by Regional Trial Court – Pasig City in relation to an alleged violation of Section 4 (a)(1) Illegal Access, Section 4 (a)(3) Data Interference, and Section 4 (a)(4) System Interference under Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. A WSSECD is one of the warrants provided under A.M. No. 17-11-03-SC or the Rule on Cybercrime Warrants. It is a procedural tool available for law enforcement authorities in investigating cybercrimes and cases involving the collection of electronic evidence.

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