Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Central Bank of the Philippines Website GOT HACKED!

I was watching Saksi, a news program aired every night on GMA 7 while twittering and found out that the official website of the BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS got hacked. I went to the website to see what the hackers did and this is the content of the page.

They said that they hacked the site because of the newly passed bill in the Philippines, The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, in which they say "ends the freedom of expression in the Philippines" which I think is kind of true and the hacker/s are asking for a revision of the said bill in which they think is for the betterment of the Filipino denizens.

According to the news, the site just got hacked before 11 p.m. last night, September 26, 2012.

What do you think about this situation? About the hacking of one of the government official websites. In my college days, we have studied about hacking and cracking. Hacking is opening or breaking into someone's site or computer stuffs that are being protected by passwords but not changing it's content because the hacker only wants to test the vulnerability of the site while Cracking is breaking into the site and changing some or many contents in the site or even the password.

Do you think that the government's capability of securing their websites aren't good enough that's why people can break into their sites or the hackers/crackers are just that good? Do you think this is the right way for the people to be heard by the government? Does someone need to hack their website to be heard?

I clearly see that they got the government's and the people's attention.

What can you say about this? I just hope that the people who passed the bill will revise it. I know that it's for the Filipino's own good, that's why it's name is Cybercrime Prevention act, to prevent people on doing crimes in the cyber world but I just hope that we can still use one of our rights, the freedom of expression, to say what we really think, to express what we really feel, to voice out our own opinion by not harming anyone.

As of now, 12:27 AM, Sept. 27, 2012, the site is on it's normal state.

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