Philippines Authorities Have Some Leads in the Investigation on Government Hackers

The National Bureau of Investigation "has some people in mind"

Representatives of the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) say they have some leads on the hacktivists that have breached government websites in protest against the controversial Anti-Cybercrime Act of 2012.

According to GMA News, officials haven’t revealed much, but they say the NBI “has some people in mind.”

A few hours ago, six government websites, including the ones of the National Food Authority, the National Maritime Polytechnic, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, were defaced by Anonymous hackers.

Hackers have been protesting against the cybercrime law since September 2012, when it first came into discussion, but now that the Supreme Court is about to analyze it, they’ve picked up their attacks.

Philippines authorities say they’re determined to strengthen the security of government websites, especially of the ones hosted by private entities.

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