Four days after attacking a number of government websites, hacktivist group Anonymous Philippines defaced the online portal of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) as part of its continuing online protest against the newly-passed Cybercrimes Prevention Act of 2012.
Rock music can be heard upon accessing the homepage of the defaced NTC website. The group posted a note saying that they are seizing the NTC.gov.ph domain because individuals and entities operating the website have been “indicted” for “crimes” like conspiracy, violations of human rights, corruption, copyright infringement, money laundering, PIRACY (sic), misuse of devices, libel, plagiarism, and destruction of freedom of speech.
The defaced website features the trademark of PrivateX and #pR.is0n3r. The wording of Anonymous Philippines’ brief note is a play on the text being posted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation on websites in seizes – more recently the file sharing site MegaUpload.com.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Maien Vital, executive director of the Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis (IDEA) said that while their organization understands the advocacy of Anonymous Philippines, the group should find “a better way to advance it without causing undue stress to the private sector and civil society.” IDEA’s website remains inaccessible as of posting time after it was hacked last Thursday.
- Anonymous Philippines hackers attack gov’t websites over cybercrime law (rightonthemark.wordpress.com)