In a recent announcement, Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan commended the Northern District Anti-Cybercrime Team (Ndact) for their exceptional performance in resolving cybercrime incidents. Out of over 600 recorded incidents in 2023, Ndact successfully resolved 95% or 574 cases. This impressive success rate highlights the effectiveness and dedication of the team in combating cyber threats.
The resolved cybercrime incidents primarily revolved around online selling scams, phishing, and identity theft. These types of crimes have become increasingly prevalent in the digital age, posing significant risks to individuals and businesses alike. Ndact’s swift actions and investigative prowess have played a crucial role in bringing justice to victims and preventing further harm.
While Ndact has achieved remarkable success, there are still pending cases awaiting resolution. The team continues to work diligently to address these outstanding matters and ensure that justice is served. Their commitment to upholding the law and protecting the community from cyber threats remains unwavering.
In addition to their investigative operations, Ndact has also conducted entrapment and arrest operations, leading to the apprehension of 18 individuals involved in cybercrimes. These individuals have been charged with the corresponding violations under the Cybercrime Prevention Act (Republic Act 10175). The proactive approach taken by Ndact demonstrates their determination to hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
Mayor Malapitan expressed his admiration for Ndact’s accomplishments over the past year, particularly in the face of the increasing prevalence of digital schemes aimed at exploiting unsuspecting individuals in cyberspace. He emphasized the importance of vigilance among the constituents of Caloocan City when conducting transactions online.
As technology continues to advance, so do the tactics employed by cybercriminals. It is crucial for individuals to stay informed and take necessary precautions to protect themselves from falling victim to cybercrimes. Mayor Malapitan’s appeal for extra vigilance serves as a reminder for everyone to exercise caution and be mindful of potential online threats.
To further bolster Ndact’s capabilities, Mayor Malapitan pledged his full support in providing modern technology and resources. By equipping the team with the necessary tools, they can enhance their operations and stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. This commitment to empowering Ndact reflects the city’s dedication to ensuring the safety and security of its residents in the digital realm.
In conclusion, the Northern District Anti-Cybercrime Team has emerged as a formidable force in combating cyber threats in Caloocan City. With an impressive 95% resolution rate, Ndact has proven its effectiveness in addressing cybercrime incidents, including online scams, phishing, and identity theft. Mayor Malapitan’s recognition of the team’s achievements and his call for increased vigilance among the public underscore the importance of collective efforts in creating a safer digital environment. With ongoing support and the use of modern technology, Ndact will continue to play a vital role in protecting the community from cyber threats.
Source: The Manila Times