De Lima orders NBI to probe hacking of government websites

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. SENATE POOL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the recent hacking of government websites as a protest against widespread corruption in the government.

“We directed the NBI to track down and investigate the hacking of the government websites….This activity can disrupt public service,” De Lima told reporters.

De Lima said that while there is still a temporary restraining order on the Cybercrime Prevention Law, there is an existing law, the E-Commerce Act.

“There is a particular provision on hacking that is punishable. It is a fine, minimum of P100,000 and imprisonment,” De Lima said.

Over the weekend, Anonymous Philippines launched simultaneous cyber attacks that temporarily paralyzed more than 30 government websites including that of the Ombudsman’s.

The group posted a message urging Filipinos to join a protest against corruption at the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

While it apologized for the inconvenience, the group said this has become the only way to convey the message to Filipinos who have become “tired of this government and the politicians who only think about themselves.”

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  • pinayako

    “While it apologized for the inconvenience, the group said this has
    become the only way to convey the message to Filipinos who have become
    “tired of this government and the politicians who only think about
    themselves.”

    natakot sila kase 2-2-o yung message para sa mga buwayang politiko na nagpapahirap sa bayan?

  • esquireltd

    diba dapat ginagawa na lang hindi yong press release nanaman tapos wala naman nangyayari

  • Batang 80’s

    If they want to catch this hackers… mag-hire din ang NBI ng mga hackers to hack hackers.

  • marinero

    PROBE na naman? hanggang dyan lang?

    • M C

      Kaw naman, pagbigyan mo na yun ale. Gusto lang naman nya ng media mileage na kunwari ay nagtratrabaho sya. She also needs to justify her salary.

    • pinayako

      tama si M C, magkunwari na lang tayo na bilib tayo na me ginagawa siya. pag may AIDS (as in doing something), kelangan mag bisi-bisihan kahit wala namang katuturan kundi hanggang press release lang.

  • http://localhost/ Abu Ken

    Naka drugs na naman ito

  • calipso_2100

    Good luck. Belib na ako sa NBI kung mahuhuli nila.

  • BatangSingapore

    SOBRANG KABA NA NG GOBYERNO DAHIL HAWAK NA NG MGA HACKERS ANG MGA DOCUMENTS NA MAGDIDIIN SA GOBYERNO NI ABBNOYYY SA CORRUPTION.

    • Tyril

      weh.

    • What, Me worry?

      LOL. anong may hawak na documents. kung meron hawak iyan eh hindi na sana sila nag “60” Million march kanina. Nilabas na sana nila.

      napagod lang tuloy yung “60” billion marchers. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • BatangSingapore

        GAGANYAN GANYAN KA AT KAPAG MAY LUMABAS EH MAWALA KA NA DITO AT HINDI KO NA MAKITA POST MO HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

      • What, Me worry?

        HAHAHAHAHA…. HUH??? nawawala ang post ko. kinuha ng anonymousPH!!!! HAHAHAHAHA Nasaan na yung Ebidensiyang pinagsasabi mo? Mga tanga nga naman, ang bilis lokohin.

        Ang daming dumating sa rally ah, hindi mahulugan ng USB stick. LMAO!!!!

  • hu_yu

    nga nga ka na lang delima

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