Philippines suffers Anonymous cyber attacks

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Anonymous-PhilippinesThe infamous hacker group Anonymous has been unleashing cyber-attacks and defacing websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies, no more than a week after Singapore poured $130 million in the nation’s cyber security on October 25th. The hacktivist group posted a video giving their reason behind the attack, focusing primarily on how they feel the government “has failed its Filipino citizens”, and planning a marching protest outside Batasang Pambansa on the 5th of November.

In response, after the cyber ambush, the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said in a statement that “Government agencies have been on heightened vigilance and have enhanced the security of their IT systems in response to the declared threats against the government’s [information and communication technology] ICT infrastructure.”

In the past week, several websites in the city-state have been under attack, including one that belongs to the town council of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s constituency, another belonging to a secondary airport.

The IDA said that accessing several Singapore government websites have been hindered as a result of technical problems that started during a routine maintenance inspection. On October 28, The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper with a pro-government tone, was inaccessible for several hours due to a group hacking it claiming they were part of Anonymous.

“Some users might have had difficulty accessing the straitstimes.com website late last night and some SPH websites today … The SPH Information Technology Division is investigating the matter,” publisher Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said in response to media queries.

The National Trades Union Congress website that is associated with Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party was also down due to cyber-attacks.

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The infamous hacker group Anonymous has been unleashing cyber-attacks and defacing websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies, no more than a week after Singapore poured $130 million in the nation’s cyber security on October 25th. The hacktivist group posted a video giving their reason behind the attack, focusing primarily on how they feel the government “has failed its Filipino citizens”, and planning a marching protest outside Batasang Pambansa on the 5th of November.

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Anonymous-PhilippinesThe infamous hacker group Anonymous has been unleashing cyber-attacks and defacing websites belonging to Australian businesses and Philippine government agencies, no more than a week after Singapore poured $130 million in the nation’s cyber security on October 25th. The hacktivist group posted a video giving their reason behind the attack, focusing primarily on how they feel the government “has failed its Filipino citizens”, and planning a marching protest outside Batasang Pambansa on the 5th of November.

In response, after the cyber ambush, the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said in a statement that “Government agencies have been on heightened vigilance and have enhanced the security of their IT systems in response to the declared threats against the government’s [information and communication technology] ICT infrastructure.”

In the past week, several websites in the city-state have been under attack, including one that belongs to the town council of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s constituency, another belonging to a secondary airport.

The IDA said that accessing several Singapore government websites have been hindered as a result of technical problems that started during a routine maintenance inspection. On October 28, The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper with a pro-government tone, was inaccessible for several hours due to a group hacking it claiming they were part of Anonymous.

“Some users might have had difficulty accessing the straitstimes.com website late last night and some SPH websites today … The SPH Information Technology Division is investigating the matter,” publisher Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said in response to media queries.

The National Trades Union Congress website that is associated with Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party was also down due to cyber-attacks.

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