Chinese hackers target Philstar website

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Screen grab of Philippine Star's website

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese hackers targeted Friday night the official newspaper website of the Philippine Star, but the publication’s technical staff denied its site was hacked.

Reports had it that around 10 p.m.  hackers identifying themselves as Chinese defaced the index page of www.philstar.com .

A huge image of Chinese flag with the Scarborough Shoal, one of the islands disputed by the Philippines and China,  as background  splashed the Philstar’s  main news page.

“Warning. Philippines, China inviolable state sovereignty,” the hackers’ message said. “We are come (sic) from China” and  “Huangyan Island, China,” it added.

Contacted by Inquirer.net, a member of the technical staff denied their website has been hacked and said: “Let us wait for the official statement of the management regarding this, but we won’t say we were hacked.”

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  • hustlergalore

    free tibet, china has no historical claim to it!

    wala bang ganung kampanya. LOL

  • Sergio Garcia V

    Naaawa ako sa atin. Talo tayo niyan. Pumunta lang ako sa SM Mega Mall. Nagulat ako! 90% of the things inside Mega Mall ay Made in China from electronics, to almost all clothing. Yung GAP jeans, Made in China din. Yung iPhone Made in China din. Yung crocs Made in China din. Yung mayari ng mall Born in China din. Yung hypermarket and supermarket’s vegetables and things including the metal structure of the mall, Made in China din. Yung panty and safety napkin ng asawa koh, Made in China din.

    Pls tell me how will I BOYCOTT Made in China products? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

      IT IS THE SENATE AND CONGRESS JOB TO DISALLOW THE IMPORT OF CHINESE PRODUCTS.

      • sagoatgulaman

        wala na tayong mabibili. Puro manga and saging ang producto na produkto natin. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AIW2QLRXL6TL7HQ5ZIIL3KK2VQ Go

    industrial spying, selling counterfeit and poisonous products, smuggling, producing drugs, poaching, illegal gambling, human trafficing, money laundering, faking grades, hacking …. what race is a master of those things?

  • neverwint3r

    bakit walang magawang mabuti mga chekwang ito? they should be wiped off the face of the earth

  • Patas

    Chinese hackers, showing your desperation-efforts just to bully us hahahaha!
    Hey chinks, have you taken a bath, lately? 

  • KennonKid

    Why not? Almost computers, servers, parts, cables, nuts and bolts are all Made in China. For all we know they installed core commands inside these Chinese microprocessors for their easy access. Just a hunch. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    Another bullying tactic. 

  • Rolly_Silentwater

    Chinese hackers nga yun…bobo english eh

    • Sergio Garcia V

       bobo english. come on. you are asking a non-english speaker to speak International English? Sino ang bobo niyan? Agree ako sa other comments mo, but fair is fair. Ikaw, magsalita or magsulat ka ng Mandarin, marunong ka?  ESL sila noh.

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