CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 5, 2010) – The official website of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Mindanao has been hacked.
The website’s Internet address http://www.diamondtroopers.com now displays an animated icon showing two men tying up another man, his mouth taped, sitting on a chair and on the floor lays a chain saw. Below a word that reads: “Are You Happy Or What?"
The icon is emblazoned with the word “Hacked!” It was also marked “Own3d By GiAnT NeTwOrK. $erver d0wn.” A music, which appears to be Arabic, also plays on the background.
The hacker left an e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org – and the same can be found on dozens of other hacked commercial and church-based websites, including various international organizations.
An officer from the 4th Infantry Division said they were unaware of the hacking of their official website. “It was okay last week,” the officer told the Mindanao Examiner.
Out of the Philippine Army’s ten infantry divisions across the country, only the 4th Infantry Division was hacked. All the other army division official websites can be accessed on this Internet address http://www.army.mil.ph. (Mindanao Examiner)