More gov't websites defaced after 'Black Tuesday'

Posted at 02/26/2014 4:32 PM
A screenshot of a defaced government website

MANILA - Hackers defaced more government websites on Wednesday, a day after the so-called Black Tuesday protest against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.

The websites of the Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team, TESDA Region 11, Mandaluyong City and the Philippine Embassy in Rome displayed a message from groups of hackers.

The message condemned the anti-cybercrime law, which, they believe, violates freedom of speech and expression.

"We fight not only for ourselves but also for others who stand with us against the Cyber Crime Law —
bloggers, gamers or ordinary internet users. This is our way to express and oppose the bill that may destroy the future of the internet in the Philippines," the message read.

The attack comes a day after several pages were compromised in time for Black Tuesday, dubbed as a day of protest against the anti-cybercrime Law.

Secretary Mario Montejo of the Department of Science and Technology earlier told ANC that in most cases, government website that get hacked are still not getting online security from the DOST firewall.

"Part of our responsibility, part of our work na lang sa DOST -- kasi sa amin din yung Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), it's an agency of DOST -- is to maintain a firewall. Hopefully yung mga government agency will, hindi nga hopefully, actually may instructions na nga that they will be housed, that we'll be hosting them. And most of the time, yung nade-deface, ay yung hindi nasa, not being protected or wala sa aming firewall," he said.