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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
MANILA -- Hacker groups that are against the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Law defaced 11 more government websites since 11 p.m. Monday.
"Private X" and "Anonymous Philippines" hacked websites of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the One-Stop Information Shop for Technologies in the Philippines of the Department of Science and Technology, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), Philippine Nuclear Institute, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Tourism website of the City of San Fernando, Optical Media Board, Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team, Department of Health’s Smoke Free Philippines, Marina Industry Authority and the Maritime Training Council.
Earlier, the websites of the NTC, Food Development Center and Philippine Information Agency were inaccessible.
The hackers began their attacks on cyberspace last week in protest of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, defacing the websites of several government agencies, including the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.
The hackers have since threatened for more possible attacks on government websites in protest of the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
The said measure, which was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on September 12, has been assailed even by the International Federation of Journalists and the New York-based Human Rights Watch for its alleged threats on freedom of speech and expression. (Sunnex)