NBI to probe hacking into gov’t websites

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has launched an investigation into the hacking of government websites as agency investigators suspect a single perpetrator is responsible for the vandalism.

NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division head agent Palmer Mallari said the bureau would investigate the hacking into the websites of the Department of Health, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), National Disaster Coordinating Council and Department of Social Welfare and Development.

“The same hacker could have defaced the websites although there is a possibility insiders at the agencies committed the vandalism,” Mallari said, adding that the bureau had the means to unmask the perpetrators.

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