Another hacking incident! Earlier today (Jan 8, 2013) the official web site of Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III popularly known as Tito Sotto or “Tito Sen” was defaced by Anonymous Philippines.
Rappler reported that when visiting Tito Sen’s web site, instead of the usual content, you will see an animated logo of Anonymous Philippines, with a message saying…
It’s been a long time, Tito Sen! Deny us our freedom of speech and of expression through R.A. 10175 and we will deny you your cyberspace. You cannot shut us up, you cannot shut us down. And you shall not see us rest until R.A. 10175 is revised.
We are all waiting, we are all ready. We are Anonymous, we are legion. We do not forgive and we do not forget. Expect Us. Protect our Right to Freedom of Expression!
Then a member of Anonymous Philippines with a twitter user @pris0n3r tweeted and claiming responsibility of the hacking.
— #pR.is0n3r (@pris0n3r) January 7, 2013
This hacking incident comes a week before 120-day temporary restraining order (TRO) is lifted on the controversial CyberCrime law or the Republic Act (RA) No. 10175 which was signed and approved by Pres. Aquino last September 12, 2012.
Defacing a web site may not be the best method in sending your message across (rather than doing a rally), but it’s the most effective and I think they’ve (Anonymous PH) accomplished their mission!