Two of the country’s dominant names in the internet service, Smart and PLDT, have bolstered their pledge to combat child abuse by blocking an additional 1,000 sites that reference to the matter, bringing to a total list of around 4000 by mid-May.
The milestone achievement comes fresh following PLDT and its supporting company’s formal addition to the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) just last month. It’s the organization itself who provided a list of at least 983 websites that play suspect on the violation and comes directly from its own database.
Still a battle far from over, both PLDT and Smart have stated plans to block a further 600 domains that exhibit over 2,500 child sex abuse materials (CSAM) in the coming weeks and to be made possible via a secure Domain Name System (DNS).
Powering the initiatives to both ISPs is the Cyber Security Operations Center, which is tasked with bringing the struggle against perpetrators at both the domain and network levels.