After a group of Filipino hackers defaced almost 200 Chinese websites amid China’s incursions into the disputed Southeast Asian waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has refused to be goaded into commenting on the cybersecurity issue.
Stronger attacks on the cyberspace should be expected in 2014 with major data breaches to happen every month and advanced mobile banking attacks to raise, a report said.
For the last few years, local hackers have been targeting government websites, defacing homepages or sending enormous amounts of illegal traffic to crash web servers.
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.
Some 100 masked members of the hacking group Anonymous Philippines marched on parliament Tuesday, denouncing corruption and pledging more cyber attacks, a week after 30 government websites were paralyzed.