Philippine Government Websites Hacked Again

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Defacing a website is a form of hacking and it seems that people have done it again. Malacañang is up to it again because there are several government websites that have been defaced just a couple of days ago.

Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas Chua III of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) was tasked by the palace to investigate this incident in the 5 government institutions that were affected.

The first one was the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the last one was the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). All of them were defaced and there are still no leads of who had done these activities.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said that the palace only wanted to know how these hackers were able to infiltrate the government institutions website and put an end to this mess that happened also a couple of months ago. There must be a permanent solution but no one knows why this is still done on the sites.

Malacañang wants CICT to issue recommendations as soon as possible so this would not happen again. They say that the next world war will be in cyber space and we must be ready for it. Oh my oh my let’s put up our firewalls and encrypt them! =)


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