Published On: Mon, Apr 29th, 2013

Philippine Information Agency website hacked?

It appears that the Philippine Information Agency website was hacked.

On the government operated information website designed to keep the public informed on issue around the archipelago, it is proclaimed in two areas–Good Governance and World which say Website hacked!!! as of 6 pm EST.

The title of the posting says: Calling all citizens of the Philippines!!!!!, which is followed by anti-government rhetoric (see screen shot below).

Philippine Information Agency website hacked Image/Computer Screen Shot

Philippine Information Agency website hacked
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If the PIA site is hacked, it wouldn’t be the first such situation in the Philippines this year.

Last month, the official website of President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines was defaced by “Anonymous Philippines”.

The hacking group has in the recent past also struck the websites of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Health Anti-Smoking and the University of the Philippines’Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis, to name a few.

The PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (PIA)was created in 1986 by virtue of Executive Order 100 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino.

Its listed functions include:

  • Maintains information centers in the regions and in the provinces.
  • Plans and carries out national information programs.
  • Assists other government agencies in carrying out their communication and information projects.
  • Determines information needs of the people
  • Professionalizes government information officers, communicators, and other media personnel through training and skill enhancement programs.
  • Supports the development of indigenous media and of communication capability and technology.
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