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PLDT-Smart blocks over 5 million text scams in Feb

PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit Smart Communications Inc. said they blocked over 5 million scam and spam text messages in February.
PLDT Smart cybersecurity report Feb
PLDT-Smart blocked over 5 million text scams

Smart continues the fight vs scammers

The Pangilinan-led firm in the press release sent to team GIZGUIDE said it also blocked over 38,000 mobile numbers possibly linked to fraudulent activities in February.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Security Operations Group (CSOG) also stopped over 1.4 billion attempts to open malicious links. This includes 200,000 sites and content related to online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Some 83 million cyber attacks and attempts to breach its network were blocked as well.

As we double efforts to register our mobile subscribers, we are also working 24/7 to stop malicious messages from passing through our network, PLDT and Smart FVP and Chief Information Security Officer Angel Redoble was quoted saying

We work closely with SMS aggregators and financial institutions to immediately prevent text scams from spreading to mobile users in the country, he added.

Meanwhile, Ayala's Globe Telecom Inc. reported that it blocked a record-high of 2.72 billion scam and spam texts in 2022. This is more than double the 1.15 billion recorded in 2021.

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