Philker Hackers Strikes Again! Office of the Vice President Website Hacked!
True to their promise of more attacks, Philker hacking group attacks again today. This time however, it was the Office of the Vice President (OVP) Jejomar Binay website that was the latest victim. And just like the previous attacks, OVP website was defaced by Philker and redirect the site visitors to Philker Page where they wrote the same message they had in the previous attacks:
“WE ARE NOT TRYING TO DAMAGE YOU. WE ONLY WANT TO HELP PROTECT OUR COUNTRY’S CYBERSPACE BY DOING WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO GET EVERYONE’S ATTENTION. MAY THIS DEFACE SERVE AS A REMINDER THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR INTRUDERS. NO MATTER HOW INTELLIGENT AND COMPETENT YOUR COMPUTER PERSONNEL ARE, THERE WILL BE UNETHICAL HACKERS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY WORKING ON BREAKING IN YOUR SECURITY, WHETHER IT’S YOUR MONEY OR INFORMATION THEY ARE AFTER; IN THIS CASE, YOU ARE FORTUNATE THAT IT WAS US WHO HAS SUCCESSFULLY BROKEN IN. YOU ALSO HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS ARE AT RISK HERE, THIEVES AND TERRORIST ARE ALL LURKING ONLINE POSSESSING THE SKILLS TO TAKE DOWN MULTIPLE NETWORKS AND ASSUME ACCESSIBILITY OVER ACCOUNTS, WATCHING OUT FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE TARGETS; TRUST US, WE’RE CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH, THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT WE HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS. THEY DERIVE THEIR ENERGY FROM GREED. WE DERIVE OURS FROM OUR THIRST TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY’S CYBERSPACE SAFE. EXPECT MORE FROM US. WE ARE PHILKER.”
Philker claims to be composed of white-hat (good) hackers whose intentions is to call out security vulnerabilities in Philippine websites before black-hat hackers (bad) use them to conduct terrorism and other criminal activities.
As of 10:20 JAM of Monday, June 20, 2011, OVP website is still accessible. Users will encounter pop-ups and re-direction.