Seven websites have been hacked by hacktivist group Anonymous Philippines to protest the problematic Cybercrime Law.

Anonymous Philippines Hacked Government Websites.

Hacked websites are:

1. Bangko Sentral (bsp.gov.ph)
2. MWSS (mwss.gov.ph)
3. American Chamber of Commerce (amchamphilippines.com)
4. PHL Anti-Piracy Team (papt.org.ph)
5. DOH (smokefree.doh.gov.ph)
6. DENR Region 3 (r3denr.com, not Regional Caves Committe as earlier posted)
7. Institute for Development and Econometric Analysis (idea.org.ph)

Visitors of the said websites were directed to a page with the Anonymous Philippines logo and the following message:

The Philippine Government has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Freedom of Expression in the Philippines.

The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 is the most notorious act ever witnessed in the cyber-history of the Philippines, and the language of the bill is cunningly designed to make you think it only applies to individuals who are deep in cyber-technology and doesn't apply to everyone, but some part of the bill basically says it can imprison anyone who commits libel either by written messages, comments, blogs, or posts in the sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other comment-space of other social media in the Internet.

New technologies give us new opportunities to connect with a lot of people not only in this country but all over the world. They can also provide us with a medium through which our political, public and even private views can have an immediate and direct impact on individuals, communities and even countries. It is just so disappointing that our government, in adopting our 80-year-old antiquated libel laws to the Cybercrime Law, again seems to have retarded our march with the rest of the world with respect to giving full force to the people's freedom of expression.

We ask for a revision of the said bill for the betterment of the Filipino denizens.

Protect our Right to Freedom of Expression!

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