I was working in front of my laptop in the afternoon of Sunday, July 17, 2011 at around 2:30PM when a friend of mine on YM (Yahoo Messenger) informed me that www.lapulapucity.gov.ph was hacked recently. I visited the site and below is the screen shot, hacked by LatinHack Team.
Basic Google stuff, I searched the group “LatinHack Team” and surprisingly they defaced a quite a number of websites already since February 21, 2010.
The previous state of www.lapulapucity.gov.ph was:
Lapu Lapu City Government website was hacked on July 15, 2011, just few more days before the closing date of ROOTCON 5 Security Conference.
Please be informed that we already invited some government offices to participate ROOTCON 5 Security Conference which will be held on September 9 – 10, 2011 at Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City.
I’m not sure if the government of Lapu-Lapu City (a part of Cebu province) received our invitation but rest assured we do our best to invite them after this incident.
If you happen to read this blog post, kindly contact your friend from the city government of Lapu-Lapu City.
To my friend on YM, thanks for sharing. You know who you are.
In the end, should this be a wake up call?
[Update as of 8:47PM, Sunday, July 17, 2011]
I checked the site again at this time and their site is now under maintenance. Screen shot below:
[Update as of 12:09AM, Monday, July 18, 2011]
So far the pages has been restored to its default page. But still it boils down to one question - "Is their website secured now?"
Hackers: Coming Soon to a Website Near You
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