MANILA, Philippines – The cyber war between hackers from China and the Philippines continues, as a suspected group of Filipino hackers on Thursday said it has taken down more Chinese websites.
Members of "PrivateX" and "Anonymous #OccupyPhilippines" took down more Chinese government sites in what could be considered as a response to the hacking of the website of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Wednesday.
In their Facebook page, they took responsibility over the hacking of the following websites with the “.cn” domain name as a continuation of their operation dubbed “#OpChinaDown”:
The hackers defaced the websites with the image of V, a mysterious masked revolutionary from the popular comic book series “V for Vendetta”.
They also left the message: “You may continue bullying our country's waters but we will not tolerate you from intimidating our own cyber shores. Those defacements are just a mere response to what you have initially started. We are not trying to start anything. We are just trying to tell you that we do not want to be bullied in our own cyberspace too.”
On Wednesday night, an alleged Chinese hacker claiming to be a member of the "Honker Union" also published on Facebook the alleged usernames and passwords of administrators of websites belonging to Radio Mindanao Network (https://www.rmn.ph), the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters (https://kal.upd.edu.ph), and the People Management Association of the Philippines (https://www.pmap.org.ph).
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