Hackers claiming to be part of global "hacktivist" group Anonymous hijack PEP’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to supposedly protest Cy

In an official statement, PEP editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon revealed that on Monday, October 8, 2012, "PEP's accounts on facebook (PEP.Philippines) and Twitter (@scoopbox) were hacked."

In an official statement, PEP editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon revealed that on Monday, October 8, 2012, "PEP's accounts on facebook (PEP.Philippines) and Twitter (@scoopbox) were hacked."

 

Below are two paragraphs from Maglipon’s statement:

 

"Netizens calling themselves protectors of cyberspace, and supposedly enraged by the Cybercrime Law, are holding PEP hostage until, they say, their condition is met. This condition is that ’important informations [sic] posted here must be retweeted/shared or in anyway [sic] possible that it can reach more people.’ They add: ’This account will be given back (if the owner wants it back) if a [sic] condition is met.’

All right. Some people just don't know how to fight a war. You want to fight the bullies that created RA 10175, yet you bully an online portal? You want to rally society behind you, yet you violate the very tools in cyberspace that deliver the message? You want respect as legitimate dissenters, yet you disrespect us who work ploddingly to make our dissent known?"

 

For the record, at the time of the hacking, the PEP community had "almost 400,000 followers on Twitter and almost 100,000 likes on Facebook."

 

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