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Pinoy LulzSec hacks CebPac’s GetGo; warns large data breach

Cebu Pacific Air’s rewards program GetGo was hacked earlier today by Pinoy LulzSec. In a statement released on their official Twitter account, the notorious hacking group warned that a “large data breach is coming”.

Led by kangk0ng, Pinoy LulzSec defaced the webapi subdomain of GetGo and hinted that they managed to access the active directory of the organization including its parent company – the low-cost airline Cebu Pacific.

GetGo was quick to take down the defaced page but the group secured a mirror copy as evidence of their attack.

As of this writing, Pinoy LulzSec has yet to announce when are they going to release more details about the supposed ‘data breach’.

The group also tagged the National Privacy Commission’s (NPC) official Twitter account to call the airline’s attention and issue a breach notification.

This article will be updated as soon as we get new developments about this news.


April 25, 2019 – Cebu Pacific Air released an advisory confirming the unauthorized access that happened in their GetGo application server. The said compromised server does not contain any credit card information. The company has since applied the necessary security measures.

April 25, 2019 – NPC also released a press statement detailing the initial reports sent by Cebu Pacific to their office.

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AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, PAL issue advisory against use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board


AirAsia, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines issued advisory against the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on board. This is after Samsung recalled millions of Galaxy Note 7 sold worldwide. Reports said that the devices can catch fire while charging.

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific was first to release their advisory saying that they won’t be allowing the usage and charging of the device across all CEB and Cebgo flights starting September 11. The company won’t be allowing the said device to be stowed in checked baggage as well. Passengers may opt to handcarry it instead but must be turned off while inside the aircraft.

The flagship carrier Philippine Airlines followed next with the same policy as its competitor. Their advisory was posted on their official Facebook account today, September 12.

Low-cost airline AirAsia also banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in all of its AirAsia and AirAsia X flights.

Local carriers are just a few of airline companies issuing alerts against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Singapore Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia also released similar advisories to their customers.


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Cebu Pacific warns netizens against fake Facebook promo

Screenshot taken from Cebu Pacific's Facebook account
Screenshot taken from Cebu Pacific’s Facebook account

After being criticized for causing inconveniences to its passengers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 on Christmas Day, local budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air allegedly apologized for the incident and announced a promo offering 1,000 flights to ‘lucky Juans’ online. The thing is, the announcement was made in an unofficial Facebook account and thousands of users fell for the said promo.

Cebu Pacific quickly denounced the said promo and advised consumers to be wary of the fake Facebook account who claimed to be posting on behalf of the carrier. Cebu Pacific’s official Facebook account is ‘Cebu Pacific Air’ while the one that posted the trending promo is ‘CEB Pacific.’

“Please beware of this Facebook page who claim to be Cebu Pacific Air. CEB promotions, news or announcements are only being posted on our official social networking sites,” the company posted on their official Facebook account.

While there’s no serious harm made to consumers (no virus or phishing found related to this hoax Facebook account), Cebu Pacific is taking legal actions against parties behind the fake account and vowed that they’ll coordinate with authorities to identify the perpetrators.

Screenshot taken from Cebu Pacific's fake Facebook account
Screenshot taken from Cebu Pacific’s fake Facebook account

As of this writing, the said post has more than 62,000 likes and has been shared more than 40,000 times.


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PAL, Cebu Pacific to offer mobile, wi-fi services onboard

Both legacy carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and budget airline Cebu Pacific Air will soon offer mobile and wi-fi services on board its flights according to a Rappler report.

Both companies have tied up with OnAir, a global inflight connectivity service company, which will provide the said services on long-haul flights of PAL and Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific first announced these plans July of last year and will be first installed in its A330 aircraft catering flights to the Middle East, Australia, and eventually Europe and the US.

PAL, on the other hand, will install OnAir’s technology to its Airbus A330-343s and Boeing B777-300ERs for their Asia Pacific, Australasia and North American flights.

OnAir will ensure connectivity during flights with its coverage backed by its roaming deals with 350 mobile network operators and uses Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband network for worldwide satellite coverage.

This is certainly an upgrade to the current Philippine Internet service setup. Will it soon come to domestic flights as well? We’re not sure yet but I hope local airports will offer wi-fi services soon.

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