PCIJ website hacked after stories on Duterte's war on drugs


Posted at Jul 29 2016 02:09 PM

MANILA - The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) on Friday said its websites were targeted by cyber attacks following its pieces on the Duterte administration's campaign against illegal drugs.

"There has been an attack on our websites, www.pcij.org and www.pcij.org/blog. This is the reason why our sites are not accessible at this time," PCIJ said in a Facebook post.

A PCIJ 'Know Your Rights' advisory.

"The attack follows the publication of PCIJ reports on the drug war of the Duterte administration, and our 'Know Your Rights' advisories for citizens," the media group added.

A PCIJ infographic on the war on drugs

PCIJ also tweeted: "A phrase with explicit curse and threat has been written by the attackers into our stories on the drug war of the Duterte Administration."

A visit to PCIJ.org and PCIJ.org/blog shows a 404 error page.