BSP works closely with stakeholders to curb cybercrimes

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is coordinating closely with BSP-supervised financial institutions (BSFIs), industry associations, and other government agencies to curtail illegal online gambling, money-laundering, and terrorist-financing activities.

“The BSP is adopting policies and regulations to guide banks and other supervised institutions in deploying a risk-based approach to cybersecurity management,” said BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno.

Recently, the BSP issued memoranda that outlined supplementary controls that BSFIs can use to prevent unauthorized transactions in online channels, and also reiterated enhanced Know-Your-Customer mechanisms to detect possible suspicious transactions.

The central bank has also consistently reminded BSFIs to strengthen their safeguards against unlawful online activities, such as phishing and account takeovers. It is also pursuing a sustained information campaign to remind the public to practice cyber hygiene and be vigilant when performing digital transactions.

The public is urged to report suspected unlawful activities to:

PNP National Headquarters

Camp General Crame, EDSA Quezon City 1110

[email protected]

(+632) 8723-0401 local 3696

OR

National Bureau of Investigation

NBI Building, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila 1000

[email protected]

(+632) 8523-8231 to 38