TWO groups on Wednesday admitted attacking the website of radio station DZMM because of “unfair and biased” reporting.
The Anonymous Philippines and Blood Security International, two secretive groups of computer programmers, said they were responsible for hacking and defacing the website of DZMM.
People who visit the station’s website were redirected to a page that proclaims the names of the two groups. The groups left a message that read: “Our minds are constantly being invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices and false facts. One of the great needs of mankind is to be lifted above the morass of false propaganda.”
“We do not forgive. We do not forget,” the hackers also warned.
DZMM and mother company ABS-CBN have been criticized in the past for their news coverage critical of the Iglesia ni Cristo. They have also been labeled “too yellow,” referring to the color of the Aquino administration.
“It’s just reasonable to expect fairness and objectivity from media,” the two groups stressed.
The Anonymous Philippines was also behind the hacking of the website of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in late March.
The group defaced the Comelec website on March 27, triggering fears that the poll body’s records may have been compromised.
The hacktivist group posted a message asking the Comelec to make sure that the Precinct Count Optical Scan machines that will be used in the May 9 elections have security features in place.
“What happens when the electoral process is so mired with questions and controversies? Can the government still guarantee that the sovereignty of the people is upheld?” it asked.