Anonymous Philippines hackers deface MARINA website

The website of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) became the latest Philippine government online portal to be attacked by hackers from Anonymous Philippines as part of its continuing protest against the newly enacted Cybercrimes Prevention Act of 2012.

As of early Wednesday morning, the homepage of MARINA’s website has been replaced with an all-black background with the Katipunan flag on top of the page and the word “Katipuneros” just below it.

In the statement, the group reiterated that Republic Act 10175 can be used to “imprison anyone who commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other comment-spaces of other social media in the Internet.”

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Anonymous Philippines hackers attack MARINA website Tuesday night

The statement ends by quoting Article III, section 4 of the 1987 constitution. The provision, which falls under the Bill of Rights, says that “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.”

The statement was signed by busabos, Anonymous Butuan, PrivateX, #pR.is0n3r, Anonymous Manila, Lo0p th3 Lo0p, l4stl00k, But3t3.HK, and Katipuneros. The Supreme Court last Tuesday did not grant the various petitions seeking for the issuance of a temporary restraining order against RA 10175 because three justices are overseas.

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