Hacker group Anonymous Philippines protests Cybercrime Prevention Act by hacking government sites

Newsbytes Philippines reports that on Wednesday, September 26, a local chapter of the international hacker group Anonymous protested the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 by hacking several government websites such as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, and Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team.

Newsbytes Philippines reports that on Wednesday, September 26, a local chapter of the international hacker group Anonymous protested the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 by hacking several government websites such as Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, and Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team.

 

The group posted a statement on the sites, part of which asserts: "The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is the most notorious act ever witnessed in the cyber-history of the Philippines, and the language of the bill is cunningly designed to make you think it only applies to individuals who are deep in cyber-technology and doesn't apply to everyone, but some part of the bill basically says it can imprison anyone who commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other comment-spaces of other social media in the Internet."

 

 

The report noted: "The Cybercrime Law is taking effect on Thursday, September 27-15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette."

 

 

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