Tunisian, Bangladeshi hackers deface Davao City 911, water districts, other LGU sites

While the Philippines is currently facing a super typhoon (Typhoon Ompong with an international name Mangkhut), Tunisian and Bangladeshi hackers attacked several government websites leaving each of the compromised sites with a message from the groups.

Davao City’s 911, which inspired the national government to change Patrol 117 to 911 as the centralized emergency hotline of the country, was defaced by a Tunisian hacker who goes by the name Mr. Anderson. According to the message he left in the breached site, Davao City’s 911 website is not secured enough due to an unpatched system. The hacker goes on by saying that if the administrators of the said website won’t fix it, he will continue attacking it.

A group of Bangladeshi hackers who call themselves Legion BOmb3r also attacked multiple websites of water districts such as in Binmaley, Bayambang and San Quintin in Pangasinan; San Jose City, Nueva Ecija; Malay, Aklan and Daraga, Albay.

They were also responsible for the defacements of the websites of the local government units (LGUs) of Bauang, La Union and Vintar, Ilocos Norte and the port websites of Poro Point Management Corporation, a subsidiary of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, located at Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) Regional Ports Management Authority.

As of this writing, all of these compromised websites are still up. We will try to contact each one of them to report the security breach and, hopefully, they will be able to fix them the soonest.


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