Yes. They violated Republic Act 10175 (Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012). In that law, illegal access is a punishable by imprisonment (est. 1-6 months) and a fine of at least Php200,000.00.
Yes. It is considered cyber libel. The Cybercrime Prevention Act prohibits libel (as defined by the Revised Penal Code, Art 355) if committed through a “computer system”. This includes sharing the photos or information on social media platforms.
Libel is defined as a “public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person”
Imprisonment of at least two years, four months and 1 day and up to eight years.
You can charge them with computer forgery or computer related identity theft under the Cybercrime Prevention act.
Some of the other offenses are:
The definitions of these and other cyber crimes are found in Sections 4-7 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act. If you think you are the victim of cybercrime, and would like to know if you can file a case, it is recommended that you consult with a lawyer.
Yes. Section 6 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act provides:
Section 6. All crimes defined and penalized by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, if committed by, through and with the use of information and communications technologies shall be covered by the relevant provisions of this Act: Provided, That the penalty to be imposed shall be one (1) degree higher than that provided for by the Revised Penal Code, as amended, and special laws, as the case may be.