MANILA, Philippines – A group of anonymous hackers attacked anew several government websites early morning Monday.
In its Twitter account, "hacktivist" group PrivateX said the following government websites have been hacked:
The group dubbed today's attack as "Bloody Monday."
All the links to three sites land on a webpage of the Vigan City government. The Vigan government's website homepage, however, is still accessible as of posting.
|Message posted by hackers on the websites of FDC, PIA and NTC
The defaced websites say the following message:
"This domain name associated with GOV.PH has been seized pursuant to an order issued by Anonymous Philippines,
"A federal grand jury has indicated several individuals and entities allegedly involved in the operation of this website / department / office charging them with the following federal crimes: Conspiracy, Violations of Human Rights, Corruption, Copyright infringement, Money Laundering, PIRACY, Misuse of Devices, Libel, Plagiarism, and Destruction of Freedom of Speech."
This is the latest in a series of attacks started by alleged Filipino hackers to show their anger against the recently passed Cybercrime Law.
Front pages of seven websites were defaced Wednesday last week and replaced by the logo of "Anonymous Philippines." The websites belong to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP), Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), American Chamber of Commerce in Philippines, Philippine Anti-Piracy Team, Department of Environment in Region 3, Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis and the Department of Health's Anti-Smoking program.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines website was hacked the following day.