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NDRRMC website hacked at launch of disaster information project

/ 01:33 PM November 06, 2013

Screengrab of hacked NDRRMC website redirecting to pornography site

MANILA, Philippines — A website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was hacked, NDRRMC Executive Eduardo del Rosario disclosed Wednesday.

The mobile version of the Office of Civil Defense at http://www.ocd.ndrrmc.gov.ph was infiltrated and redirects the web visitors to a pornography site, Del Rosario told reporters.

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“A server where we upload was hacked. But if we use laptops and desktops it’s working out fine,” Del Rosario said.

He assured that the problem would be fixed and called on the hackers to stop their acts.

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The hacked website houses the Project DINA (Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness Project), which was launched at Camp Aguinaldo also on Wednesday.

Project DINA is a flagship project of the Office of Civil Defense that facilitates the public exposition and access of disaster risk reduction and management materials.

Eight audio-visual presentations that run for a total of 40 minutes, tackled preparedness for earthquakes, tropical cyclones, tsunami, floods, landslides, fires and emergency survival kits.

“These videos are downloadable. You can view them from your own home. This is an offshoot of the NDRRMC’s continuing efforts to educate more people on disaster risk reduction and management advocacy,” del Rosario said.

NDRRMC Chairman Voltaire Gazmin said that the videos will be seen in cinemas, bus televisions, train stations, interisland vessels, schools, government and private offices and other establishments.

“It would educate the general public on disaster preparedness, through these visual aids our people will be able to know what to do before, during and after the advent of a hazard or emergency,” he said.

The project cost P1 million — P400,000 was shouldered by the government while the P600,000 came from the UBE Media, the company which produced the videos.

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