The website of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) has been compromised with Gr3ySh4DoW of the local hacking group FilTech Hackers Philippines behind it.

In a Facebook post, the group shared their recent defacement yesterday as if it was a trophy to be proud of. Similar to their previous acts, Gr3ySh4DoW left a message to the web administrators of HRET asking if they’re securing the website appropriately.

HRET’s homepage shows that their website is protected by SiteLock, a security brand that prides itself for protecting their clients against hackers. We checked the status of the website through SiteLock and it shows ‘verified’ as of yesterday, February 18th. However, the defaced pages are still up as of this writing. Either this security measure was not set up properly or it’s just not the right protection against the attack made by Gr3ySh4DoW’s group.

We’re not seeing a direct connection of this attack to the upcoming elections though the Commission of Elections (COMELEC) should also get ready against similar attacks.

We’ll contact HRET to inform them of this security breach.

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Fjordan Allego aka Fjordz is an IT security practitioner in the Philippines. He maintains a couple of blogs where he shares his views on various topics that he finds interesting. A self-confessed introvert who's mostly active in social media, Fjordz also loves to travel and explore the wonders of the world.

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