'Anonymous Philippines' hacks gov sites anew


Hackers protesting against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 set off to infiltrate another round of government websites late on Monday.

The hackers, collectively known as "Anonymous Philippines," defaced the online presence of local government units including Bukidnon, Bolinao and Calasiao both in Pangasinan and Luna in Apayao Province and replaced them with a black screen, a logo and a message citing their right to freedom of expression.

"What happened to the law? Are all laws meant to be broken? Are they made to fool people, deprive them of their rights in exchange of what we believe as Heavens for Politicians?" the hackers said in a message, while quoting Article III, Section 4 of the Constitution providing the freedom of speech and expression. The hackers, comprising of at least 13 members, also left their aliases on the site led by "PrivateX" whose name was also posted in some hacked government sites in October last year.