Philippines targeted in latest cyber attack by Hussarini malware

Hussarini Malware Cyber Attack in PH discovered

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has discovered a resurgence of the Hussarini malware in Philippines that exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office. Also known as “Sarhurst”, this backdoor malware was last seen in 2014 targeting various countries in Southeast Asia.

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Health and anti-tobacco groups commend Duterte’s line veto of tobacco tax earmarking

Public health think tank HealthJustice Philippines and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) expressed dismay over the approval of the very low tobacco tax increase in the TRAIN, but nonetheless commend President Duterte’s veto of the unconstitutional allotment of the incremental revenues of the tobacco taxes, the use for which has already been provided for in the Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Reform Law.

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KKR-Backed Emerald Media Leads US$65 Million Series B in aCommerce

aCommerce Co. Ltd. announced today that it has closed a US$65 million Series B funding round. The company is Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce enabler and e-distributor in four markets that enables over 260 brand clients such as Samsung, Unilever, Nestlé, L’Oreal, Philips and Mars to sell to the world’s fastest growing consumer markets.