PNP-ACG to intensify cyber-patrolling amid online illegal activities

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The PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) is continuing its intensified cyber-patrolling in response to rampant illegal and terrorism-related activities in online platforms.

PNP-ACG Director, Police Brigadier General Dennis Agustin said cyber police will intensify its patrolling on-line to obtain information and thorough details to thwart any possible ilegal activities.

Agustin revealed in a PNP-ACG report the present owner of “8Chan” or Infinite Chan/Infinity Chan” NT Technology creator Jim Watkins is probably still in the Philippines but has since moved out in his leased apartment.

Foreign investigators said 8Chan has been used as a platform to cater extremism, radicalism, supremacism and other forms of terrorism like mass shooting in El Paso, Texas last August 4 and mosque killings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

“We are now looking into some online sites that may serve as a platform to promote and provide open grounds to plot and exhibit violence and terrorism,” Agustin said.

He added cyber patrolling will also help to determine and confirm the whereabouts of Watkins and his online operations since he is currently based in the country.