BACOLOD CITY, (PNA) -– Three suspected hackers were arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bacolod here Wednesday.
Chief Insp. Fernando Salvatierra, who led the entrapment operation dubbed “Oplan Salikup,” identified the suspects as Martian Sibuja, 18; Charles Andrew Chang, 23; and Reynal Bisuena, 23, all residents of this city.
Salvatierra said their operation was based on the complaint of Jojo Viray, head of Security Operations of Globe Telecom-Visayas, who accused the suspects of selling Globe Wi-max modems online without the authority of the telecom company.
The suspects were caught possessing four internet modems, three pieces LAN (local area network cable), and three pieces adaptors.
Viray said the suspects are guilty of “hacking and cloning.”
“The suspects hacked the inactive Wi-max modems using active addresses so that they can be reactivated on the promise that the buyer can have lifetime internet connection with no monthly bills,” Viray said.
They sell the units at P5,000 each.
Viray said that Globe does not offer free lifetime internet connection.
He warned those who bought the hacked units that these will soon have “dead” internet signals once they can trace them.
“In Bacolod, this is the first time we have caught suspects but we have many arrests in Metro Manila, Cebu and Iloilo,” he said.