It’s been a while since the last time we covered the hacking activities of Pinoy Clownsec. This year, their return coincides with the start of the general community quarantine in Metro Manila and other major areas in the Philippines. The group kicked off their so-called #OpQuarantine by defacing some websites of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other universities all because they’re “bored”.

Among those websites that Pinoy Clownsec defaced today include the PNP-Case Information Database Management System (PNP-CIDMS), PNP-Computer-Based Training System (PNP-CBTS), Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU), and Personal Collection Direct Selling Inc.

Pinoy Clownsec is also claiming that they were able to dump the databases from Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) registration, PNP-CBTS, PNP-CIDMS, Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Pasig, TAU, and Cebu Technological University.

On their Facebook Page, the group shared “This attack serves as a freedom of expression for those unjustified and inhumane execution of firearms and authority abuse to our fellow Filipinos that couldn’t even fight for their rights. Watching these all over the news makes our eyes sore, we PCS can’t just sit and watch our helpless Pinoy citizen to suffer from these policemen who keep abusing their powers to make these innocents to be criminals. We hope this attack serves as a bullet in your head and catch your attention as well. We will keep compromising everything we got in our hands and continue attacking you guys to leave a note that justice should be executed in the court not in your hand. How will you protect the others if you can’t even protect yourself.”

The content of the defacement has a different tone though. Pinoy Clownsec reasoned out that the hacking are merely because they’re bored and that they have nothing to do with their lives.

The group also invited more members in a Telegram group which was also embedded in the defaced websites.

We have reported this security incident to the involved parties.

Fjordan Allego
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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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