The representatives of Philippines’ Department of Justice (DOJ) claim to have identified some of the hacktivists responsible for defacing high-profile websites.
Several Philippines government websites have been breached and defaced by hackers after the country announced the introduction of the new cybercrime law
The list of victims
includes the House of Representatives, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the Philippine Information Agency, the Senate, and the Food Development Center.
Immediately after the sites were defaced, the DOJ ordered the National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-fraud ad Computer Crimes unit to look into the incidents.
According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, cited by
GMA News, the hackers didn’t do such a good job of hiding their tracks.
The secretary didn’t provide any details as to who the hackers may be or how many of them have been identified. On the other hand, the announcement may just be another way of trying to discourage others from targeting government websites as a form of protest against the controversial cybercrime law.