Hackers attack police website-A A +A
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
MANILA -- The official website of the Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) was inaccessible Tuesday after becoming the latest prey of hackers protesting against the controversial cybercrime law.
The hackers who identified themselves as "M4N1L4 PR1D3," "Philippine Cyber Army," and "The Family Pride" defaced the website of the PCRG but left a message that read "Please don't take this seriously."
Another message posted on the defaced website also said "Expect the Unexpected."
As of this posting, the PCRG website is still inaccessible but the hackers' messages can no longer be seen.
The hacking of the police website came after a Facebook page claiming to be of the Philippine National Police (PNP) allegedly threatened a netizen who posted an unfavorable comment on the webpage.
"Foul words against our police officers can be use (sic) as evidence now to file a case against you in a court of law," the PNP Facebook page said.
"Watchout the CIDG Anti-Transnational Crime is now conducting background investigation against you (sic)," it added.
However, PNP spokesman Generoso Cerbo Jr. categorically denied that the police institution has any official connection to the messages posted on the said Facebook account, which has been deactivated.
Cerbo added that PNP's official statements are only posted on its official website, www.pnp.gov.ph, and on its Facebook page under the account name "pnp.pio" (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)