Facebook Hacker Demands Php 217,000 for 'Password Ransom'

A suspect of face book account and password hacker promised to return what he has hacked from a woman in Pampanga in exchange for Php 217,000.00. The said account was then exploited by the suspect through publicizing pornographic images into the trapped account.

According to the victim Alice (not real name), the suspect has been posting bold photos pretending to be her in her face book account. Alice narrated that because of this, her husband left her and some of her friends don’t believe her explanation. In addition, their family figure has been destroyed to some extent. Also, indecent photos using her face were displayed from her account.

Further, the suspect had texted her family informing them that Alice gave her password. But as stated by the victim, not even one knew her Facebook password for she asserted privacy of her account. He will return the password and stop posting lewd and obscene photos with a condition that Alice will give Php 217,000.

Oscar Oida reported to the GMA TV News that the victim sought help to the Department of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-SIDG) in Pampanga. And she had requested to hide her name as Alice CIDG immediately made and operation and the suspect was finally arrested which came to be her neighbor. From the report covered, five cell phones were obtained from the hacker which suspected that were used in hacking; including gun and marked money.

The suspect however refused to give a statement after being interviewed. For now, he is facing several cases of robbery extortion, illegal possession of firearms and also violating the anti-cybercrime law.

On the other hand, SPO3 Macario Somera, chief investigator of the CIDG-Pampanga, calls other victims of the suspect to come in connection with them and file complaints.