#OccupyPhilippines: Philippine Government Website Hacked By Anonymous for Second Time

Online hacktivist group Anonymous has successfully hacked Philippine Government website for #OccupyPhilippines. The website which is owned by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewage System (MWSS), was hacked for the second time in the same month by Anonymous group.

On September 2, 2012, the MWSS website was hacked for #OccupyPhilippines against the bill that was passed in the Philippine, which according to Anonymous hackers is a step to put a tap on freedom of speech. This time, the website is hacked for the same reason.

According to the hackers:-

Hackers left their deface message along with a message explaining why the website was attacked and what they want from the government of Philippine. 

The Philippine Government has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Freedom of Expression in the Philippines.

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is the most notorious act ever witnessed in the cyber-history of the Philippines,
and the language of the bill is cunningly designed to make you think it only applies to individuals who are deep in
cyber-technology and doesn’t apply to everyone, but some part of the bill basically says it can imprison anyone who
commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other
comment-spaces of other social media in the Internet.

New technologies give us new opportunities to connect with a lot of people not only in this country but all over the world.
They can also provide us with a medium through which our political, public and even private views can have an immediate and
direct impact on individuals, communities and even countries. It is just so disappointing that our government, in adopting
our 80-year-old antiquated libel laws to the Cybercrime Law, again seems to have retarded our march with the rest of the world
with respect to giving full force to the people’s freedom of expression.

We ask for a revision of the said bill for the betterment of the Filipino denizens.

Protect our Right to Freedom of Expression!

#OccupyPhilippines | Anonymous Butuan | PrivateX | #pR.is0n3r
Lo0p th3 Lo0p | l4stl00k | Blackrain | Anonymous Manila

At the time of writing this article, the website was still displaying the deface page uploaded by the Anonymous hackers.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.