MANILA, Philippines – Hackers defaced the website of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Friday, June 12, leaving a message for Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Philippine Independence Day.
The group that calls itself “Global Security Hackers” sought an accounting from Aquino on what he has done in the last 5 years on various fronts – the economy, the fight against corruption, and ensuring justice for all.
The message on the defaced site reads:
Greetings Mr President
It’s been five years since you’ve been elected on your position
And since then, we have been observing you carefully
In those years, Do you think you’ve done enough for the country?
In those years, Do you think our economy improved? Or it became worst just like the previous presidents’ reign.
How about your pledge to end the corruption?
Where is the justice for the 44 Fallen soldiers?
We are seeking answers from you Mr. President
And in your last year As the President of the Philippines,
We are hoping to attain the Justice we deserve
Mr. Noynoy Aquino III, We are watching you til the very end of your term
Security Can’t Stop Our Curiosity
The defacement was signed by a number of groups: Pinoy Vendetta, Anonymous Rizal, Magdalo Cyber Army, and Ghost Security Hackers. As of 9:45 am, the defaced website is still active.
Hacking is seen as an illegal form of public expression by Philippine law. (READ: Hackers deface Philippine police website)
It is a crime punishable under the E-Commerce Act of 2000 or Republic Act 8792 by a fine of at least P100,000 and imprisonment of anywhere from 6 months to 3 years. – Rappler.com