MANILA, Philippines -- The official website of actress-host Kris Aquino was defaced Saturday afternoon by a group claiming to be "Anonymous."
Around 1:55 p.m. on Saturday, the website, accessible via krisaquino.net, is bannered with the logo of the "Anonymous" group and the words "We Are Anonymous."
Some advertisements showing Aquino's face and her endorsed products and brands were also marked and defaced.
The hacking of the 42-year-old's website came amid the controversy involving her and her former husband James Yap, who has been ordered by court to stay at least 100 meters away from Aquino and their son Bimby.
The temporary protection order (TPO) stems from an incident last December 3, when Yap allegedly attempted to "force himself" on Aquino in front of Bimby. The star cager has denied making such "amorous advances."
This, and three other incidents where Yap allegedly caused "distress" on their son, Aquino had said, were what prompted her to seek the permanent effectivity of the TPO against her husband.
On Thursday, the actress-host also appeared live on the newscast "TV Patrol" as she emotionally announced her resignation from all her programs, saying it is her form of sacrifice to ensure the welfare of her son.
The group Anonymous, which claims to be "hacktivists," is also identified with the defacing of websites of government agencies involved in controversial issues, notably the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. -- with a report from dzMM.com.ph