Hackers that call themselves Anonymous Philippines have breached a number of Chinese websites, defacing their main pages to host protest messages.
We are witnessing a cyberbattle similar to the one that takes place between India and Pakistan for the Kashmir region. In this case, Chinese and Filipino hackers have started a cyberwar
for the Huangyan Island, or Scarborough Shoal.
When Chinese hackers breached the site of the University of the Philippines, they posted a map
that highlighted the territories that belonged to China. Now, Filipino hackers gained unauthorized access to a Chinese government site and altered it to display their version of the map.
According to AsiaOne
, other sites targeted by Filipinos include the one of China University Media Union, Thai San Jose, Youth Online, sanxinsudi.com, and ryjzw.com, the last two currently being taken offline.
By the looks of it, none of the sides is ready to give up and this cyberbattle will continue for a long time.