By Ferdinand Patinio

(PNA FILE photo)

MANILA – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) recently intercepted an Australian hacker who tried to enter the Philippines.

Commissioner Norman Tansingco, in a statement Tuesday, said the BI’s Border Control and Enforcement Unit intercepted Risteski Borche, 40, an Australian of Macedonian descent.

He attempted to enter the Philippines onboard a Cebu Pacific flight from Sydney at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 last Dec. 21.

The BI said Borche is the subject of an alert from the International Criminal Police Organization.

Borche is wanted in Macedonia for unauthorized entering into a computer system, in violation of Article 251 of the country’s Criminal Code and is facing a four-year jail term.

Tansingco said Borche was recommended to be included in the blacklist of the Bureau. (PNA)