DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima orders NBI to hunt down hackers who attacked PH government sites as part of protest vs. cybercrime law

Edu Punay of The Philippine Star reports that on Wednesday, October 3, Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the arrest of the hackers who attacked government websites to protest against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

Edu Punay of The Philippine Star reports that on Wednesday, October 3, Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the arrest of the hackers who attacked government websites to protest against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The report revealed that "De Lima gave the orders to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the same day thet controversial Republic Act 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act took effect."

 

The report quoted De Lima, who said, "They will trace who the hackers are and apprehend them. For this purpose, they need to coordinate with the intelligence units of other investigative bodies. The purpose of the law is to protect our citizens from unscrupulous and abusive actions of misfits and the wicked in society. Disagreeing with certain sections of the law or questioning legislative intent is no excuse to commit crimes."

 

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