Global "hacktivist" group Anonymous intensifies protest vs. PH cybercrime law, releases list of target PH websites

Jojo Malig of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that yesterday, October 2 "members of the Anonymous hacker-activist or hacktivist group from various parts of the world launched distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on Philippine government websites."

 

Jojo Malig of ABS-CBNNews.com reports that yesterday, October 2 "members of the Anonymous hacker-activist or hacktivist group from various parts of the world launched distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on Philippine government websites." The group explained that they launched the attacks to protest the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. They referred to the project as "#OpPhilippines." The report noted that "Anonymous disabled websites belonging to The Official Gazette, the Senate, and the National Bureau of Investigation."

 

The group had listed the following sites* as their targets:

*Take note that only one site listed isn’t a government website. The last site on the list is the website of Senator Tito Sotto, who had owned up to inserting the controversial libel clause in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

 

The ABS-CBNNews.com report added: "Anonymous also released a video clip on YouTube to air their statement against the anti-cybercrime law that criminalizes libel online."

 

For more on this story, log on to ABS-CBNNews.com.

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