Hackers strike anew, deface PAGASA website

GMA News Online reports that the website of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) was replaced Wednesday afternoon, May 9, with a text message indicating it was hacked into by "Net user." "Hacked by Net user!... Just fun a fun!!" read the text message on the defaced page. The site was taken offline before 3 p.m. PAGASA advised visitors to its website to go to its alternate site (kidlat.pagasa.dost.gov.ph) for the meantime.

GMA News Online reports that the website of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) was defaced Wednesday afternoon, May 9, with a text message indicating it was hacked into by "Net user." "Hacked by Net user!... Just fun a fun!!" read the message on the defaced page. The site was taken offline before 3 p.m. PAGASA advised visitors to its website to go to its alternate site, kidlat.pagasa.dost.gov.ph, for the meantime.


The report said what happened to the PAGASA website was the latest incident where a Philippine government website was defaced. Last month, the websites of the Budget Department and some Malacañang offices were defaced in the wake of the Philippines and China’s standoff over the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. Pro-China groups had attacked the University of the Philippines website, but pro-Philippine groups retaliated by defacing Chinese websites.


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