MANILA, Philippines - Pinoy hackers warned they have not yet really started their attacks against Chinese websites.
On Wednesday, a hacker that calls itself “Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines” posted “flood shells” on its Facebook page.
The flood shells are distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), which Wikipedia describes as “an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the concerted efforts of a person, or multiple people to prevent an Internet site or service from functioning efficiently or at all, temporarily or indefinitely.”
“Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines” was the same hacker who retaliated after the University of the Philippines website was defaced by alleged Chinese hackers.
The China University Media Union was vandalized with the words: “Chinese government is clearly retarded. Scarborough Shoal is ours!”
Malacanang immediately issued a statement seeking restraint among Chinese and Filipinos in fueling the standoff at the Scarborough shoal.
On Monday, more government websites were defaced.
In reaction, “Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines” posted the following message in its Facebook account: “kasalukuyang diniDDOS daw ang ilang mga .gov.ph ....ano gagawin namin? Wala...basta magluluto ako ng dinner tapos kakain...at manonood lang ng tv :) Kaya na daw nila NoyNoy and the teletubbies yan ....sila na magaling.”
Supporters, however, urged the group to protect the country.
In a post this morning, a hacker, in posting several flood shells, said: “sali din kau sa pag atake by using some of these flooders.”
But this could just be the start. In a cryptic message, the hacker said: “Jusme kung makapagsalita akala mo dami na nilang na attack.... akala nga ng iba ‘hacking spree’ kami pero normal pa kami at di pa nagpapaka weirdo sa harapan ng mga computer namin...”
“Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines” describes itself in its Facebook page as “We are Anonymous, We are legion, We don't forgive, We don't forget, United as one, Divided by zero, Expect us.”
It’s page shows a Guy Fawkes mask. Guy Fawkes was a Catholic who led a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England.
He has become a symbol of sorts for protesters, including the Occupy Wall Street movement.