PH government websites hacked on Independence Day, hackers say they did it to protest the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012

Jojo Malig of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that a Filipino hacker group that calls itself "Private X" wreaked havoc as the country celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12.

Jojo Malig of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that a Filipino hacker group that calls itself "Private X" wreaked havoc as the country celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12. They hacked several websites of Philippine government agencies such as the website of the Office of the Vice President, the Philippine Information Agency, the Department of Justice, the National Food Authority, and others. Malig noted: "The same group earlier claimed responsibility for previous hacking attacks on Philippine and Chinese government websites."

 

The hackers said they launched the attack on the sites to protest the Philippine Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In the statement that they posted on the defaced sites, they said, "In the light of our past resorts, our organization stood still with its goal of proclaiming security in  Philippine’s cyber culture and in the midst of the events, we have witnessed the efforts of our good  authority into constituting a cyber bill, in which as we have observed has good intentions,  but a little loopholes (sic) over some matters."

 

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