To those affected:
This is Mark from Globe Mobile Internet Services and Moderator of Globe Community. Several weeks ago we received a classified reports pertaining to the Illegal Internet market practice circulating nationwide. In conjunction to this the Technical and Legal department of Globe sets off an investigation. Upon validating the said reports several measures had been initiated to minimize if not irradiate this instances. Entities found involved in this act will not be tolerated by the company, Legal actions maybe filed in court if necessary.
Please refrain for this kind of business practices to avoid inconvenience. For clarification you may reach us at (02) 730 1200 or http://community.globe.com.ph
We also like to address this matter to the moderator of this site.
Reselling of Load value from unknown origin or came from phishing site such as embeepay mcent et.al
Illegal Globe Wimax Connection
Internet Promo Registration Glitch
Found this on a very popular Filipino Forum. The Globibo, Globobo, etc bug has been very popular last 2012, a few months before the year ended. The internet has been around as early as 2011 but only a few people were familiar to this. In my opinion, this became popular when the affordable local Android phones have become popular as well. The “how-to-bug” threads spread through mostly Facebook groups of this local Android phones. Well that’s just my opinion. I’m a member of this groups as well, although some admin of this groups prohibits posting anything related to this Globe Telecom internet bugs. These people were not careful, they don’t know that maybe, because of posting of this on Facebook, a loyal Globe employee or spy may report this to Globe; Globe found out about the bug, finds a way to fix it, but the worse thing that can happen is they can sue you. Forums has been around for a long time, but for me, they are not the one who made this Globe bug so popular. There are threads about the Globe bug since 2011 but Globe only hit the red alert button at the end of 2012, when local Android phones were so popular and the “how-to-bug” Globe bug was easily spread through these groups. It’s just my opinion. To be honest, I’m one of those people who tries to this “bug” but that was because I thought it’s okay since everybody was doing it. Not until my mom called my attention and told me I can get sued for “bugging.“
I’m not siding Globe, nor the buggers. But I’m against the expensive rates for data plans. A student from an average family wouldn’t spend 999 a month for a data plan. I guess what Globe can do to avoid people in finding glitches in their system is at least lower their rates. The best things in life are free but I don’t think using the “Globe bug” is free, I think it’s… stealing. Although not all buggers can be called a thief since some of them, like me, may have thought that it’s okay since everybody is doing it.
What’s worse about this “Globe bug” is some people are trying to take advantage from it. Some people try to offer it as a service. They will ask you to pay or donate to them through load, or others in exchange of bugging your SIM, or some call it butas (hole) SIM. I was really furious about this, not because I’m envious about them earning, but because they are trying to take advantage from people who are “ignorant” about the bug. People availing their service sometimes do not know that they are availing it from a bug but most of the times they know that they are availing a bug from Globe’s service. It’s bearable if they use it for themselves, but if they bug to earn from it, well, I don’t think that’s acceptable anymore.
Anyhow, I just hope these people won’t be sued and I hope they could at least be given a second chance. This post is a wake up call to buggers. :googlyeyes:
Globe Telecom Inc., And Subsidiaries on
Recent Exploits on its Network Infrastracture
Amidst of this year 2012, Globe has received numerous reports regarding an exploit in our
system. The said exploit, has been known to be abused by users in order to access the internet
for free through Globe Telecom’s network infrastracture, resulting into subsequent loss in the
revenues of Globe Telecom, and its Subsidiaries.
Globe Telecom and Use of Intel Firms
In a certain document, three data intelligence companies outline a plan to track the source of
exploits in Globe Telecom’s network infrastracture, and at the same time also acting upon
request on certain law firms in regards with tracking the users who’ve abused the exploit – as
per record confirmed on a certain user’s account. The prosed actions according to the slides
include these actions:
Create concern over the security of the infrastructure.
Identification and patching routine of existing and future flaws over Globe Telecom’s
network infrastracture is subject for change.
Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of users.
A certain set of people from the intel firms are now assigned for identifying the sources
of such exploits.
Skimming through logs for user’s accountability.
Logs/Records is currently held and now being analyzed for instances of exploitation
throughout the user’s network access through this year 2012. Log from several services offered
by Globe Telecom, like Globe SMS and G-Cash are also queued.
Continuous surveilance on users of exploit, with or without consent.
The said records are subject for confirmation, whereas currently over 300,000 plausible
entries are now being forwarded for log skimming
This one is from a statement from Globe that I found in one of a local Android phone Facebook group. :69:
traveling morion says
good to know na may action agad ang globe . I agree dapat babaan ng plan rate hindi lang ng globe- lahat ng networks 🙂
Athena Jeunnesse Mae Tria says
Haha. If they could a least lessen it with up to 50 percent, it would be for the best. 🙂 hahaha. Especially now almost everyone wants data. Before people were satisfied surfing the internet at home or at wifi hotspots. Gone were the days. Before are subscribing to data now