Pinoy gives hackers a bad name

Inq7 reports on the case of  Filipino Jeffric Carlos Abiera, 22,  who reportedly used a Sitel Phil. Corp. system to illegally secure credit card information from sister firm Sistel USA.

He used the stolen credit card information to make several online purchases initially amounting to 87.60 dollars and then 567.59 dollars at an e-commerce website. The goods were then requested to be delivered to Abiera’s address in San Juan, Metro Manila. (italics mine) Both purchases were disputed by the credit card holder, which raised suspicions of fraud.

Now that was really smart…

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  • PoshNeya

    w47 4 n00b!

  • Geez, what a dumbass.

  • oh my god, see mon, this is what i am talkin about..

  • well. he’s only one of the many online theft, but there are lot of pinoys out there who are still doing this without detection.

  • Stupid or not, it will still give Americans more reasons to be paranoid about outsourcing their online purchases to the Philippines.

  • Yikes. This guys is a real idiot. Idiot. Idiot. Home address? Idiot.

    The business process outsourcing work brought to this country is one of the best things that has happened to us in a long time.

    Countries like Ireland and India survive because of their BPO industry. We would like to reach their level of volume too.

    This is not new to any company doing business processing outsourcing but we must try very hard to avoid the bad press.

  • its not only pinoys.. how sure an average internet buyers that the other person on the other end of the transaction is reliable and that their info is secured..? the other day i used my colleagues crdit card to buy something from the net, of course with his consent, and i realized there are two keypoints there: one, my name is different from the cardholder but they accepted the credit card with no questions asked (which i actually sometimes do too with my clients); and 2, i can just use at my own will any other credit card i can get my hands to (of course i have to be smart about it).. so i guess its just a question of morality, not race, and in this case, this guy jeffric, forgot to have neither wit nor morality..

  • nightfall

    They call him a hacker ! No, he’s just one stupid dumbass!

  • reactor

    These idiots are the one who makes our country blacklisted in several e-commerce sites. Check their drop-down of Countries and you’ll not see Philippines, but have Zimbabwe. Tsk tsk tsk.

  • Here’s another odd hacking story. Manila Bulletin guy tries to hack into INQ7. No mention from MB, though.

    I think this is related to the technews isaw security site.

  • Leslie Thompon

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