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By Liza Soriano
After a series of hacking and security attacks on databases and websites of government agencies, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said that P3 billion in additional funding is needed to build up the capabilities of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC).
“We must bolster the CICC with all the necessary cutting-edge technologies to swiftly produce actionable intelligence against all types of threat actors – from thrill seekers and hacktivists to cybercriminals and cyberterrorists,” Campos said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) confirmed on Monday that the website of the House of Representatives has been hacked by a group of hackers calling itself “3MUSKETEERZ.” Currently, its website is still down.
The internet sites of the Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. were also previously cyberattacked, causing data breaches and denial of service.
Campos cited the need “to reinforce the CICC with a highly advanced data fusion hub and a round-the-clock security operations center for threat detection, response, and prevention.”
“We must also improve the center’s digital forensics and electronic evidence management systems,” Campos said.
The CICC is the inter-agency body created by the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 to suppress criminal activities that either target or use a computer, a computer network, or a networked device.