MANILA, Philippines – Pinerwisyo rin ng mga hacker ang website ng House of Representatives nitong Linggo, Oktubre 15, 2023.
Ang website na congress.gov.ph ay makikitang mayroong mensahe sa homepage nito na,
“YOU’VE BEEN HACKED. YOU’VE BEEN HACKED. HAVE A NICE DAY.”
May kasama pa itong caricature ng tumatawang lalaki.
Mayroon din itong mensahe na, “HAPPY APRIL FULLZ KAHIT OCTOBER PALANG! HACKED BY 3MUSKETEERZ 15-October-2023 || 11:31:24 AM”
Hindi na mapuntahan ang website pagkatapos nito.
Nitong Linggo ng hapon, kinumpirma ni House Secretary General Reginald Velasco na na-hack ang website.
“We wish to inform the public that the official website of the House of Representatives experienced unauthorized access earlier today,” pahayag ni Velasco.
“Immediate steps have been taken to address the issue, and we are working closely with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) and law enforcement agencies concerned to investigate the matter,” dagdag pa niya.
Umapela naman si Velasco sa publiko ng kanilang pang-unawa habang ibinabalik ang website.
“While we work to restore the website fully, we ask for patience and understanding. We are committed to ensure the security and integrity of our digital platforms, and we will implement additional measures to prevent such incidents in the future.”
“For the moment, we advise the public to be cautious of any suspicious emails or communications that claim to be from the House of Representatives. We will keep the public updated as more information becomes available,” pagpapatuloy ni Velasco.
Samantala, sinabi ni DICT Assistant Secretary Aboy Paraiso na nakikipag-ugnayan na ang ahensya sa Kamara kaugnay nito.
“We already are in coordination with the HOR regarding their cyber security incident and are now doing an extensive investigation on the matter with the data that’s provided to us to determine the extent of such,” sinabi ni Paraiso sa mensaheng ipinadala nito sa mga mamamahayag. RNT/JGC