Hackers claiming affiliation with the Anonymous hacktivist collective have leaked passwords and usernames from several Philippine government sites in supposed retaliation over the death of a Taiwanese fisherman last week. Calling themselves "AnonTAIWAN", the group put up a series of posts on Pastebin.com bearing the following message: Anonymous #opphilippines #AnonTAIWAN #InHackWeTrust @anon_taiwan
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
EXPECT US The series of posts also detailed the 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. It is not yet clear as of posting time how the hacks were undertaken, nor if the Philippine government is taking any countermeasures versus the hackers. The full text and other details of AnonTAIWAN's offensive can be found here: http://pastebin.com/D7gCEdS6 http://pastebin.com/9SpBC8Xm http://pastebin.com/d8i5e27s http://pastebin.com/bdMCsr9Y http://pastebin.com/MskH8t07 http://pastebin.com/aM7Luk4K — DVM, GMA News