LOOK: CAAP website defaced with Chinese ads

Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2018 09:45 AM | Updated as of Jan 24 2018 11:33 AM

MANILA - The website of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) fell to a cyber attack on Wednesday. 

As of this posting, the CAAP website was down and only Chinese ads can be seen on its home page. 

No sensitive information was compromised because the site was been deactivated even before the malware attack happened, CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolinario said in a statement to ABS-CBN News. 

CAAP deactivated the site last week after learning that it was susceptible to malware attacks. The website is now "migrating to a more secure platform and server," he added.

Analysis done by the Nullforge website said the CAAP website had several vulnerabilities including the lack of patch management, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. 

Several government websites have fallen to cyber attacks in recent years. 

A month before the 2016 national elections, hackers defaced the Comelec website and leaked the personal information of some 54 million voters.