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Indonesian hackers deface gov't, private websites

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MANILA, Philippines — Several websites of government agencies, local private companies, and schools have been hacked on Thursday.

An "Indonesian Defacer Team" appears to have defaced the websites based on the message that it left.

According to a report from ABS-CBN News, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas was able to stop the attempt to hack its website.

Some of the defaced websites are those of Barangays Sto. Niño and Malaya of Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, towns of Tabuk and Tanudan in Kalinga, Angat in Bulacan, the provincial government of Quezon, two microsites of weather bureau PAGASA, and the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau.

Websites of private schools such as ACLC College Taguig, Bulacan Ecumenical School, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, and Central Philippine University have been hacked.

Local private companies including The Healthy Life, Truckworld, Xellex Corporation, TravelBox, and Lowtemp Corp. were also affected.

Meanwhile, hacking group Anonymous Philippines clarified that it is not involved in the latest cyber attacks.

"Not really our job to fix government websites, so please stop messaging us regarding the defacements currently circulating online," Anonymous Philippines said on its Facebook page.

Anonymous Philippines was involved in the defacement of the official website of the Commission on Elections. The local hacking group also claimed responsibility for defacing the website of ABS-CBN's radio dzMM. 

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Patricia Lourdes Viray

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