DFA declines to comment on Filipino hackers’ attack on Chinese websites

/ 07:25 PM May 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–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.

On Monday, Anonymous Philippines hacked 195 government and private websites in China, replacing the sites’ contents with a message of protest.


The statement read: “China’s alleged claim on maritime territories and oppressive poaching can no longer be tolerated. Stand against oppression! It’s time to fight back! Say no to China’s bullying!”

Asked for a comment on the matter, DFA spokesperson Charles Jose in a press briefing on Tuesday opted to keep mum on the issue, replying “no comment.”


Jose also said that the DFA has not heard from China regarding the hacking of the country’s local websites.

In a Facebook post by the Anonymous Philippines, it listed the websites it attacked alongside a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Among the government sites affected were:

Commercial Sites:


TOPICS: Anonymous Philippines, Charles Jose, China, Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA, government website, hacking, incursion, oppression, poaching, Website
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