Palace considers ’adopting’ all government websites to protect against hacking

The Palace is considering a proposal to have the government host the official websites of its agencies to protect them against online attacks, the Philippine News Agency reports on Sun.Star Online.

The Palace is considering a proposal to have the government host the official websites of its agencies to protect them against online attacks, the Philippine News Agency reports on Sun.Star Online.

 

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda explained having the Department of Science and Technology host all government websites would help protect them from hackers.

 

"Those (websites) that are hosted by DOST are secure; for instance (the) PCDSPO (Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office) and the OP (Office of the President), they are hosted by the government and as much as the hackers have attempted to attack the OP (website), it has never been defaced," he said.

 

This, after at least six government websites were defaced by hackers to express opposition to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The anti-cybercrime law has been criticized for being unconstitutional by trying to curtail freedoms of speech and expression.

 

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