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‘Hacktivists’ strike again

/ 04:37 AM September 29, 2012

A “Hacktivist” group protesting the anticybercrime law struck anew Thursday night, vandalizing the homepage of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil).

Hacktivism is a term that fuses hacking and social activism.

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IPOPhil, the seventh official institutional site defiled by the hacktivist group Anonymous Philippines, was back to normal by Friday morning.

Anonymous Philippines, the same entity that defaced a string of government and nongovernment institutional websites Wednesday night, attacked the IPOPhil’s website www.ipophil.gov.ph.

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An image of a devilish face—an eerie version of the lady in the Victoria Court emblem—was posted on the homepage.

TOPICS: “hacktivist”, Anti-Cybercrime Law, Cybercrime, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, IPOPhil
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