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Philippines Government Websites Hacked

This would have been the most number of hacked government websites in the Philippines in just a small period of time. Before it was the Department of Health (DOH) then the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and now its Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).

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 configured the site to automatically redirect into a paged of VenturesLink which is one of the partners of Smartmatic-TIM. The page which has a background music which shows a quote from the Hacker Manifesto, a short essay written by hacker Lloyd Blankenship after being arrested in 1986.

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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