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PIA website hacked, fake story claims Aquino injured in blast

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The defaced Website of PIA around 3 p.m. Sunday

MANILA, Philippines – The website of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) may have been hacked or infiltrated after it posted on Sunday fake reports on a supposed bomb blast at Malacañang that injured President Benigno Aquino III.

As of 3 p.m., the text “Breaking News: Bomb Blast in Malacañang – President Injured” was seen below the website’s menu bar

The text also appeared in the site’s Latest post sidebar, together with another article titled “PNoy (Aquino’s nickname) Injured in Malacañang Blast.”

Clicking on the link of “PNoy Injured in Malacañang Blast” will redirect the viewer to a page dated August 18 with the text “Pinoy is injured in a bomb that rocked Manila.”

The other “Breaking News” link showed another page that said, “A bomb that blast in Malacañang injured the President.”

It cited a quote from the film The Matrix, “I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them … a world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you. – Neo.”

By 4 p.m., the posts have been deleted.

INQUIRER.net tried to contact the PIA to confirm if its website has indeed been compromised but calls to their office were unanswered.

In 2010, the PIA website was defaced by hackers after the hostage-taking incident in Manila which left eight tourists from Hong Kong dead.

Government websites have in the past become favorite targets of hacker groups protesting foreign affairs or national issues such as the Cybercrime law.


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Tags: hacking , MANILA , Matrix , Philippine Information Agency , Philippines , PIA , technology , Website

  • Pinsan_ni_Mang_Kanor

    Dear hackers, mas ok sana kung ang na-hack eh mga bank accounts nila Napoles, Enrile, Sotto, Jinggoy, Revilla, Lapid, Honasan.

  • Javaman

    Bato yan… Ipokpok mo sa ulo para maging grade 2 ka hahahhaha, ur in the other side of my pocket pasok na pasok napaniwala kita hahahah ogag certifed na bading kawawa .. U like my pic pala at napaniwala kita kaibigan ko si ogag na pangitbudhiko pareha kayo babaw ng pag iisip u ask him about me…. Hhahaha naisahan kita you cannot sleep tonight u bet…

  • chitetskoy

    may mysql injection vulnerability ang site na ito, dapat ayusin nila ito ASAP.

    • Javaman

      Buti kapa alam mo at isali mo sa injection si nakatutok kulang siya ng hormone bading kasi hahahah

  • Javaman

    Dindi suave ang headline breaking news, sana the news like… senator enrille shot sotto and shot himself due to napoles scam!

    • sanjuan683

      tapos tumagos ang bala tumama sa wetpu mo labas e-ta mo baho mo hahahahahahangal

    • nakatutok

      kaibigan ka ni pangitbudhiko ?? ENSIA DIM ka sa facebook di ba??regards mo ako sa tubero na yun…

      • Javaman

        Sure dba kasama kayo tubero siya ikaw naman laborer niya kawaw kanaman bading na laborer wla ka kasing pinag aralan kaya isang kahig isang tuka… Nakatukok nalang hahahah ogag certified!

      • nakatutok

        “NAKATUKOK??”…bisaklat din ang kaibigan..birds of the same feather

      • Javaman

        Si pangit ngbudhiko certified ogag yon klasmate mo sa grade 1 ngayon tubero na ikaw naman laborer hahhahah

  • hustlergalore

    wow, e di tuwang-tuwa ang antipinoydotcom dito a.hahahaha



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