REUTERS By Norman P. Aquino, Special Reports Editor PHUKET, THAILAND — Kaspersky on Thursday warned of more cybersecurity attacks against Android and iOS devices, with the notorious Anubis Trojan now targeting smartphones using its banking Trojan with ransomware functionalities. The global cybersecurity company detected 11.5 million malicious installation packages in the Asia-Pacific (APAC)region in the first half, more than three ...

THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Thursday said it exceeded its August collection target by 2.8% even before the month’s end. Customs Commissioner Yogi Filemon L. Ruiz said revenues have reached P60.524 billion, surpassing the P58.849-billion target for August by P1.675 billion. This comes after a record single-month collection of P84.43 billion in July, which was attributed to increased imports ...

Job seekers fill up documents during a job fair at a park in Manila, June 20. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ KRIZ JOHN ROSALES THE EMPLOYERS Confederation of the Philippines (ECoP) urged President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. to improve the business environment to boost investments, protect their rights to manage their business and workers, and address the jobs-skills mismatch. “(We want the ...

RICO BLANCO FORMER  Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco —  the singer of hits like “214,” “Balisong,” and “Liwanag sa Dilim” —  is going back to the concert scene with a bang, with a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 11. “I will be back in Araneta Coliseum for a concert,” he said during a press conference in Quezon City. ...

THE GAME show The Wall Philippines and its host, Billy Crawford, has moved to the GMA Network. The Wall Philippines — a franchise of an American game show created by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, and Andrew Glassman, distributed by Banijay Rights Ltd. — is a co-production between GMA-7 and Viva Entertainment, Inc. Singer and host Billy Crawford returns to the ...

1 of 2 A CIRCULAR, crème-filled croissant has been taking New York City — and social media — by storm this summer. The Suprême, similar to Dominique Ansel’s Cronut, the hybrid of a doughnut and croissant that caused a food sensation in 2013, has had folks lining up outside Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery since it was introduced in April. ...

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advised the public to stop investing in casino- and cryptocurrency-related company The Peak Finance Consultancy Services as it deals with unauthorized selling of securities. In an advisory on Tuesday, the SEC said The Peak Finance is not registered with the regulator and is unauthorized to solicit investments from the public as it has not ...

A WOMAN is silhouetted at ‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ at the V&A Museum in London, Britain May 9, 2017. — REUTERS BLACKSTONE, INC. is among the several bidders for British rock band Pink Floyd’s catalog, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, as the private equity firm looks to bolster its music rights collection. The process ...

ALSONS Consolidated Resources, Inc. announced on Thursday that its board of directors approved the issuance of P3 billion in short-term commercial papers. In its regulatory filing, the Alcantara-led company said that the new debt papers will be issued in one or more tranches. The proposed issuance was approved during a regular board meeting on Thursday. Alsons said that its board ...

Celebrity chef Mario Batali — USDAGOV/ FLICKR BOSTON — Celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to settle lawsuits by two women alleging he sexually assaulted them in separate encounters in Boston, one of whose accusations were the focus of a #MeToo-era criminal prosecution that ended in his acquittal. Lawyers for Natali Tene, whose claims were at the heart of Mr. ...