On May 9, 2013, a number of Philippine Coast Guard soldiers opened fire, without warning, on an unarmed Taiwanese fishing boat. The boat was riddled with 52 bullet holes from the heavy machine gun fire, which killed elderly Hung Shih-cheng, one of the 4 men fishing peacefully in international waters. This had been going on for some time and Philippine violence towards Taiwanese fishermen escalated to a point that action was finally taken.
On May 10, AnonTAIWAN hacked into Philippine Official websites, disrupting the Philippine General Election.
MESSAGE TO PHILIPPINES
WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
PHILIPPINE COASTGUARD KILLED TAIWANESE UNARMED FISHERMEN IS INJUSTICE AND UNFORGIVABLE.
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT PROTECTING MURDERS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
YOU MUST APOLOGIZE.
KILLERS MUST BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY.
OTHERWISE, WE WILL NOT STOP.
PIN0Y V3NDETTA LOSERS, YOUR INJUSTICE BEHAVIOURS WILL DESTROY YOURSELF.
WE ARE ANONYMOUS WE ARE LEGION WE DO NOT FORGIVE WE DO NOT FORGET
#opphilippines #AnonTAIWAN #InHackWeTrust @anon_taiwan
Usernames, passwords, and other account details of several Philippine government websites, including those of the Intellectual Property Office; the Department of Education; the Philippine Public Safety College; and several dozen local government sites were then dumped.
DB Dump Here.
Among the websites that could not be accessed during the days the DDOS was done, were those of the Office of the President (http://op.gov.ph/), Philippine National Police (www.pnp.gov.ph), the Philippine News Agency (http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php), Department of Interior and Local Government (http://www.dilg.gov.ph/) and the Commission on Elections (www.comelec.gov.ph).
A random check of other government sites also found these targetted by the attacks:
- Armed Forces of the Philippines (http://www.afp.mil.ph/)
- Department of Science and Technology (http://www.dost.gov.ph/)
- Philippine Senate (http://www.senate.gov.ph/)
- Department of Education (http://www.deped.gov.ph/)
- Department of Energy (http://www.doe.gov.ph/)
- Department of Foreign Affairs (http://www.dfa.gov.ph/)
- Department of Transportation and Communications (http://www.dotc.gov.ph/)
- Philippine Army (http://www.army.mil.ph/)
A number of private websites, including media, were also reported to have been targetted.
On May 11, 2013, President Ma Ying-jeou gave the Philippines 72 hours to respond to demands regarding the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, or face sanctions that would include a freeze on all applications of Philippine laborers, the recalling of Taiwan’s envoy in Manila and the expulsion of the Philippine envoy in Taipei. This was done and over 80,000 Philippine people were not allowed to enter Taiwan for work.