cybersecurity

Hackers deface OSG job portal, call for ABS-CBN provisional authority

Gelo Gonzales
The Office of the Solicitor General reports seeing a message that read, 'Stop blackmailing the NTC! Give ABS-CBN provisional authority!' on its job portal

The Office of the Solicitor General’s (OSG) online job portal (career.osg.gov.ph) was hacked on Tuesday, December 1.

The job portal was defaced, flashing a message that read “Stop blackmailing the NTC! Give ABS-CBN provisional authority!”

The Philippines’ largest TV network went off air in July 2020 with congress rejecting its franchise application. In October, ABS-CBN programming found a new home on A2Z Channel 11.

The hackers called itself “Phantom Troupe,” said OSG in a statement, adding that they’re working on identifying the individuals behind the group.

The OSG said it will be coming after the group to sue them under the country’s cybercrime laws. – Rappler.com

Gelo Gonzales

Gelo Gonzales is Rappler’s technology editor. He covers consumer electronics, social media, emerging tech, and video games.