ANONYMOUS COLLECTIVE HACK INTO PHILIPPINES GOVT WEBSITES TO PROMOTE MILLION MASK MARCH
The Anonymous Collective has hacked into several Philippines government websites and left a promotional message for the Million Mask March on November 5th.
The landing pages of the websites were replaced by a video and a message to the people of the Philippines to join in the march.
The message calls all Filipinos to march together on the 5th of November outside Batasang Pambansa in protest against the government and the “false democracy”.
This is the full message that was left:
Greetings citizens of the Philippines. We are Anonymous.
We apologize for this inconvenience, but this is the only easiest way we could convey our message to you, our dear brothers and sisters who are tired of this cruelty and this false democracy, tired of this government and the politicians who only think about themselves.
The government, in many ways, has failed its Filipino citizens. We have been deprived of things which they have promised to give; what our late heroes have promised us to give. Let us remind the government that fairness, justice and freedom are more than words. They are perspectives.
A march is happening, a revolution. A way to speak, a way to be heard. On the fifth day of November, 2013, we will try to be a part of the history.
But of course there are those who do not want us to speak, and those who have doubts. You can sleep, sit, go on with your everyday routine just like a herd of sheep and watch as the government laugh at you. But if you see what we see, if you feel as we feel, and if you would seek as we seek... then we ask you to stand beside us, this fifth of November outside Batasang Pambansa and let us march our way to freedom - a freedom from the shackles of the Government.
You have been called; and by watching, you have been chosen.
To the "incorrupt" officials of the government, we are challenging you!
The Corrupt - Fear us.
The Honest - Support us.
The Heroic - Join us.
We are Anonymous.
We are ONE.
The government, you are NONE.
We are legion.
On the 5th of November, Government - Hear and understand us, or EXPECT US!”
This video was also featured on the pages:
So far, these .gov.ph websites have been found to have been compromised:
This hack is not the first time that Philippines government websites have been hacked. In August this year, a similar hack occurred in a protest against the “pork barrel” system of corruption.
In March this year, government websites were under cyber attack as well. At that time, it was to protest a bill that was passed which restricted freedom of speech and expression and the mishandling of the Sabah issue.