KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say they have uncovered a group of hackers who stole data from banks in the United States and several European countries causing damage of $2.5 billion. The prosecutor-general’s office said the hackers were based in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. In a statement on Wednesday, it said the hackers stole passwords and payment data from private and state banks in the US, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Lithuania. It did not name the banks or give other details, including whether any suspects had been arrested. Ukraine cooperated with U.S. police and Europol.
“I believe, yes, we are winning the war,” says National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 Chief Implementor Secretary Carlito Galvez. PNA Galvez made the statement in a virtual press conference at the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) in Cebu City where he praised Central Visayas response on the pandemic. “I believe, yes, we are winning the war. The country is winning the fight against COVID-19,” Galvez said. “Ako’y natutuwa na napakaganda ng coordination ng LGU. Napakaganda ng coordination ng private sector at saka ang ng leadership katulad ng leadership na ginawa ni Secretary Mike Dino na he was able to mobilize the private sector,” he added. MANILA – The Philippines is on the right track in terms of its fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 Chief Implementor Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said. Galvez also said that the NTF is now preparing the protocols to prevent the occurrence of the second wave and these include the setting up of one-stop-shop testing centers at the airports and ports. Based on the latest count from the Department of Health, there were a total of 14,035 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, 3,249 of which have recovered and 868 have died./PN