[ISN] Cyber attacks 'neither sanctioned nor condoned' by government

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 03:10:06 -0500 (CDT)

By Gilbert P. Felongco
Gulf News
May 10, 2012

Manila: The government technology arm has warned foreign as well as 
Philippine based hackers against vandalising Internet websites as it 
further cautioned that such actions could only serve to ramp up the 
conflict to more destructive proportions.

The Department of Science and Technology's Information and 
Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), in a statement, said the 
defacing of foreign websites allegedly carried out by local hacker 
groups, was "neither sanctioned nor condoned" by the Philippine 
government, and thus must be stopped at the soonest.

While the defacing of websites is an occasional occurrence perpetrated 
by miscreants, there had lately been a noticeable increase in attacks 
lately targeting Philippine government websites.

On Wednesday, the latest sites to have been attacked were that of the 
Philippine News Agency (PNA) as well as the Philippine Atmospheric, 
Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). The 
attacker or attackers claim to be from China and that its action was 
aimed informing that a disputed sea territory in the South China Sea 
(West Philippines Sea) belongs to their country. Similarly, a separate 
group of hackers responded and claimed the contrary for the Philippines' 


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