Globe 'hackers' arrested in Mandaluyong
MANILA – A Korean and a Filipino have been arrested by police in Mandaluyong City for their alleged involvement in a scam using the system of Globe Telecom Company.
The suspects, 37-year-old Yooun Nayong and 21-year-old Carlo Dadulla, were arrested by police led by Insp. Russelito Sabado.
Authorities said the operation was conducted following a complaint of Globe Telecom Company against a Korean national only identified as alias “Mr. Kim” and three other John Does.
A search warrant was then issued by Hon. Zaldy B. Docena of the Regional Trial Court Branch 170 of Malabon City for violation of Republic Act 8484 or the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998.
Recovered from Nayong's possession were 444 pieces of Globe Telecom SIM cards; 100 pcs. Touch Mobile prepaid SIM cards; a GSM modem with 124 SIM ports; 6 cellular phones; a laptop computer; various computer cables/peripherals; and a Korean passport bearing the name of Kim Yunsug.
Seized from Dadulla were 260 pieces of Globe Telecom SIM cards; 4 mobile phones; and, other computer accessories.
Authorities said the SIM cards and gadgets were used in bypassing the Globe telecommunication system in and out of the country, which resulted in the loss of around P3.4 million revenues in less than 10 months.
The confiscated items were brought to the Regional Police Intelligence Operations Unit (RPIOU-NCRPO) for proper disposition.
Nayong and Dadulla, meanwhile, were turned over to the Mandaluyong and Caloocan City Prosecutor's Office, respectively, for inquest proceedings.