THE Philippine National Police has raised anew a warning to the public on using the internet for personal gains.
Superintendent Reynante Reyes, chief of the Police Regional Office’s (PRO)-Northern Mindanao Cybercrime Group in Camp Alagar, said his office will not hesitate to arrest violators of Republic Act (RA) 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, and bring them to justice.
Reyes said RA 10175 penalizes hackers and those that spread viruses in the computer through the internet, which destabilizes the security of government files and data.
He said that in 2000, when the country has no law yet against cybercrimes, authorities were forced to drop charges against two Filipino hackers. Not long after, the E-Commerce Law was enacted.