TESDA Official Website Hacked

by • January 10, 2010 • TechnologyComments (1)1346

Another government owned website was hacked yesterday to mock the automated poll for May, 2010 election. This is the 5th government website that was hacked since the attack last month which started with hacking of DOH official website. The hacker or hackers took on a bolder approach by leaving a message that seemed to mock the upcoming automated elections.

Hackers of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Official Website leave a message that says, ‚ÄúAno ba gagamitin sa Election? Blade server? Juniper Firewall (what is going to be used in the elections? Blade server? Juniper firewall)?”

The hacked Tesda Web site also showed a black and white illustration of a man giving the ‚Äúdirty finger” supposedly directed against several ‚Äúabusive” military and police units.

A pair of bulging eyeballs also followed the pointer anywhere on the page, and background music was also set up on the site’s second web page to which it automatically transfers.

Aside from the derisive reference to the May elections, message of sympathy to a slain communist rebel and a potshot against an alleged abusive police officer also replaced the original contents of the site.

‚ÄúNakikiramay kami sa Iskolar ng Bayan, Freedom Fighter na si Kimay” (We sympathize with the death of scholar of the people, freedom fighter Kimay)” the hackers‚Äô message read, referring to Kemberly Jul Luna, a young New People‚Äôs Army (NPA) cadre who was killed last December 15 in an encounter with the military in Bukidnon province.

The message also identified a certain PO1 Ramos as an ‚Äúabusive” police officer.

The hackers also made the site automatically jump into a second page, which featured a background music; a job announcement supposedly from VenturesLink, one of the partners of Smartmatic-TIM in the automation of the elections, inviting technicians across the country to be part of its team; a quote from the Hacker Manifesto, a short essay written by well-known hacker Lloyd Blankenship after he was arrested in 1986.

The hacking of government Web sites has alarmed Malaca√±ang, considering the attacks’ proximity to the May automated polls.

The government website that was hacked is the official website of Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Source: ph.news.yahoo.com and gmanews.com

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