Tekkie Tekkie Muna (Wait a minute Mr. Postman, Susulatan ko muna ang May Kagagawan), I think I may hesitate to go online because the penalty for online libel is worst than the regular libel.
So in support of this ridiculous law that the Aquino government carelessly put into place all because of a…. shameless Senator? I may want to participate in the hacking just to make some noise and be noticed! But anonymously, of course!
Philippine government websites are now targets of one of the biggest cyber attacks in the Philippine history, as the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 takes effect.
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist group from various parts of the world launched distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on the government websites, making them inaccessible.
In an operation dubbed “#OpPhilippines,” Anonymous disabled websites belonging to The Official Gazette, the Senate, and the National Bureau of Investigation.
The group also listed other targets, including a website belonging to Senator Tito Sotto, in a statement published online.
Anonymous also released a video clip on YouTube to air their statement against the anti-cybercrime law that criminalizes libel online.
The new law authored by Senator Edgardo Angara and signed by President Benigno Aquino also allows warrantless monitoring of Internet and telecom users, as well as authorizes the Department of Justice to block any website without court review.
“The Philippine Government has just passed a bill that effectively ends the freedom of expression in the Philippines,” Anonymous said in its statement.