Globe Telecom Inc. a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines is allegedly injecting malicious software on its tattoo wireless subscribers.
The pop-up toolbar, considered as malicious software categorized as a browser hijacker, reportedly auto-installed and visible at the footer of every website that is connected using Globe Telecom 3G services, causes unusual slowness of the system.
There’s no formal complain has been submitted so far, “This means that Globe can see every Web page that you visit, which could be a breach of privacy.”
“This is not what I signed up for: unlimited Internet (meaning, unadulterated TCP/IP packets regardless of source, destination, or content), not Globe ad-sponsored Internet, according to a user feedback.
Allegedly, the company has been spying by injecting a malicious software since last year to its subscribers using 3G services. “While i did not install anything for weeks (only updated java and flash player recently), a Globe Telecom subscriber said.
“I noticed that there was a very I am now researching on having the injected advert block by my DD-WRT router.”
“I was trying out my site again yesterday on my iPhone and scrolled to the bottom. I noticed the footer had too much space below it for some reason. I thought, okay something to fix when I get home.”
There are discussions both on social media and forum regarding Globe Telecom’s auto-installed spying toolbar on public websites.