There were rumors circulating that the attack could be a possible inside job and a test to how a scenario could be made to declare failure of elections. Government however has denied these allegations.
The hacked website of TESDA featured an image of a person doing the dirty finger and had a message which reads, "Ano ba gagamitin sa Election? Blade server? Juniper Firewall (what is going to be used in the elections? Blade server? Juniper firewall)?" A message which undoubtedly mocks the 2010 poll automation.
The hackers also made the site automatically jump into a second page, which featured a background music; a job announcement supposedly from VenturesLink, one of the partners of Smartmatic-TIM in the automation of the elections, inviting technicians across the country to be part of its team; a quote from the Hacker Manifesto, a short essay written by well-known hacker Lloyd Blankenship after he was arrested in 1986.
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