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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hackers protest new cyber law in Manila


The Philippines' new law on cybercrime has provoked a reaction from computer enthusiasts. Republic Act (RA) 10175 knows as the the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, became law in September. It seeks to criminalise a number of Internet related illegalities including online fraud, forgery, child pornography, identity theft, spamming and cyber-squatting. It also criminalises social media libels.

A hackers group launched a coordinated cyber attack against multiple government websites including the IP Office website over weeklong period. The IPO website showed a photo from a hacking group , PrivateX, which could be behind the IPO hack. "Shhh... Bloody Monday," a post of the Facebook account said. The post was later deleted.

The  protest against the the anti-cybercrime was explicit - "We ask for a revision of the said bill for the betterment of the Filipino denizens," PrivateX said "The Philippine government has just passed a bill that effectively ends freedom of expression in the Philippines," their websites indicted.

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