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Philippine Websites Hacked Because of New Cyber Crime Law

Philippine hacker group, Anonymous Philippines, has hacked several websites in the Philippines late last night to protest the recently signed Cyber Crime Law.

The group said that the new law effectively ends the freedom of expression in the Philippines by incorporating the 80-yr old libel law to the new Cyber-crime law.

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

Among the websites hacked are the websites of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage Systems (MWSS), Department of Health (DOH), Pilipinas Anti-Piracy Team (PAPT), Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Region 3 (DENR-R3), and the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

1 comment:

  1. Although I disagree with our Cyber Crime Law and thinks that our president is an idiot, I also disagree with Anonymous Philippines. I think that they're just making it worst, imo. They can protest about this in other way but not with hacking. Technically, this kind of hacking is the root cause that there are Cyber Laws in the first place.


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