Aquino's hacked website to resume today-A A +A
Thursday, March 14, 2013
MANILA -- The official website of President Benigno Aquino III will resume anytime today after it was hacked early Thursday morning.
"We expect to resume public display of the President's website in a few hours after needed protection measures have been put in place," said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Sonny Coloma in a statement.
Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Coloma said they have detected a breach "when an errant sentence critical of the government on the Sabah issue was found to have been inserted in one of the news items within the website."
"No further intrusions were made as the internal security protocols were activated," he said.
In a fake news item posted by local hacktivist groups "Anonymous Philippines," they criticized the government for the alleged mishandling of the defunct Sulu Sultanate's claim over Sabah.
The group also decried the alleged inaction of the government on the increasing number of Filipino casualties amid the firefight between armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu and Malaysian forces. (PNA)