Anonymous Philippines targets president's Web site

Anonymous Philippines targets president's Web site

Summary: Hacker group defaces the Web site of the Office of the President of the Philippines over the president's alleged mishandling of the territorial dispute over Malaysian state Sabah.

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Anonymous Philippines has defaced its president's Web site early Thursday and criticized the leader's mishandling of the territorial dispute over Malaysian state Sabah.

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Anonymous Philippines defaces its president's Web site.

An ABS-CBNnews.com report Thursday, said the Web site of Office of the President of the Philippines was hacked early in the morning by Anonymous Philippines. The hacker group left a message to the president on the defaced Web site and links to Facebook profiles of the hackers.

The message said: "We are silent witnesses as to how you are mishandling the Sabah issue. We did not engage the Malaysian hackers who invaded our cyberspace since we expected you to appropriately and judiciously act on the same, but you failed us.

"You did nothing while our fellow brothers are being butchered by the Malaysian forces, and while our women and children become subject of human rights abuses. If you can’t act on the issue as the Philippine President, at least do something as a fellow Filipino. We are watching," the message said.

The government Web site has been restored as of time of publication.

In early March, Philippine and Malaysian Web sites were defaced by hackers from the opposite parties. Following the hacking, Anonymous published a statement calling for hackers of both countries to stop.

Topics: Security, Philippines

Liau Yun Qing

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The only journalist in the team without a Western name, Yun Qing hails from the mountainy Malaysian state, Sabah. She currently covers the hardware and networking beats, as well as everything else that falls into her lap, at ZDNet Asia. Her RSS feed includes tech news sites and most of the Cheezburger network. She is also a cheapskate masquerading as a group-buying addict.

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  • Anonymous Philippines targets president's Web site

    sabah historically belongs and is part of the philippines. but, just like the malvinas island it was usurped by the british and given to their former colony malaysia. considering that the philippines is the weakest country in asia (before and more so now), nothing can come out of this claim. even china during its weakest hour was toyed by the british and hong kong, at their very doorstep, was occupied for one hundred years. the philippines can hope to negotiate only if it becomes a super power with thermo-nuclear capability like china, then perhaps it will get a fair hearing. but as it is, filipino politicians are busy robbing the national treasury that the general population can hardly eke out a decent living, let alone to advance to the 21st century economy. that poor country will remain the butt of jokes as the sick man of asia, thanks to their magnanimous corrupt leaders of all stripes ...
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