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PNP Tightens Website Security Due to Hackers

The Philippine National Police (PNP) computer service has enlisted private sector help to secure the police’s computer network in the wake of recent cases of defacements of PNP websites. A press statement issued from the PNP headquarters by Inspector Richard P. Chan, acting chief of the computer service’s network management division, recounted that hackers defaced last Feb. 15-18 the official PNP site, as well as the site of the PNP complaint referral, action and information verification-information system. Last Feb. 15-16, the site suddenly bore the message: happy-valen-tines-to-all-especially-my -honeybunch(25)-mahal-kita (I love you). On Feb. 18, the site was defaced by suspected local hackers calling themselves “Level9.” The hackers removed the main page of the site and replaced it with a page containing the message: “For Mr. System Admin of this server, we are sorry about this…we don’t do anything that can damage your beloved server…we only tested it.” Full Story

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