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Philippines-Malaysia War Reaches Cyberspace

zone-h-philippines-malaysia-cyberwarIt seems that the ongoing conflict between the Philippines and Malaysia with regards to Filipino-Muslim troops led by Sultan Kiram and Malaysian Government still unsettled yet getting worse situation in Sabah had already overtaken the minds of hacktivists creeping and damaging some local government sites in the Philippines.

The series of posts from Anonymous #Philippine Cyber Army over the weekend and until very recently suggests that Malaysian hackers had attempted to attack some government sites in the Philippines. In fact, as of this writing of this blog, the following websites are still inaccessible in the web:

  • quinapondan.gov.ph
  • easternsamar.gov.ph
  • ccwd.gov.ph
  • tolosa-leyte.gov.ph
  • tanauan-leyte.gov.ph
  • calbayog.gov.ph

The Denial of Service (DoS) to the above mentioned websites and including some national government sites which are now restored such as Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Department of Health and  Bureau of Immigration started on Saturday, March 2, when Anonymous Malaysia urged the Philippine Government to take action to the Filipino-Muslims staying in Sabah.

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On the defaced websites they wrote:

“> Take some action about your dogs in our country.

> Bring your ship and take back your dogs, stop killing Malaysian army & police.

> Otherwise, we will attack Philippine government websites.

>No time to make some joke, terrorist are terrorist. Nothing’s changed!”

The Philippine hacktivists have taken response to the attack by also defacing some Malaysian websites with a message to keep the Philippine Cyberspace at peace.

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On the attacked websites Anonymous Philippines wrote:

Greetings Malaysia, stop attacking over our cyber space or else we will attack your cyber world! – Anonymous Philippines.

With a hardly translated English message, Anonymous Malaysia had apologized to Anonymous Philippines shortly after the conflict that supposed to end the cyber war between the two groups.

However on Sunday, March 3, about 157 Philippine websites including http://www.7-eleven.com.ph/files/ were shut down by hacktivists from Malaysia. As Anonymous Philippines can no longer tolerate the situation and in retaliation for the breach, they shut down, defaced, leaked and hacked a ton of Malaysian websites!

The war between the two group of hacktivists is not yet fully reconciled as of this moment.

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