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DFA condemns hacking of PH, Malaysian websites


Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) condemned the recent string of cyber attacks of Malaysian and Philippine websites over the clashes between the “royal army” of the Sultanate of Sulu and Malaysian security forces in Sabah.

“We condemn all cyber attacks regardless from which side they are coming from,” DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

“We call on both Filipino and Malaysian citizens to be more responsible and encourage dialogue rather than discord,” Hernandez said.

Several private- and government-owned websites in both countries were hit by hackers from the other side. Hackers were reportedly members of the international hacktivist group Anonymous.

The stand-off in Tanduao village in Lahad Datu has lasted at least three weeks with violence escalating over the weekend after a clash last Friday.

In the first encounter on Friday, 12 supporters of the Sultanate and two Malaysian policemen were killed. A separate firefight occurred Saturday night in Semporna town, 300 kilometers away from Lahad Datu. Five Malaysian policemen and two armed Filipinos suspected of being part of the group in Lahad Datu were killed.

The cyber attacks began shortly after the first of the clashes on the ground.

Anonymous had reportedly made a statement asking hackers from both countries to stop their cyber attacks.

“The petty cyber war will gain us nothing but wrong impressions from ordinary people… Let us help both the Philippines and Malaysia unite, not find a reason to fight,” it said.

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  • pendekarpembunuhsulu

    we malaysians are very reasonable but the sulus were testing our patience to the limit. we gave 3 weeks for them to withdraw but they killed our police instead. now feel the wrath of our forces. the sulus should come to term that they are fighting for a lost cause and the fact that they had to rely on the token payment to claim Sabah is very weak to say the least. Where;s the agreement? They don’t have it!! Plus we have a very competent air force and navy, unlike some countries which have to beg to other countries for reinforcement

    • mcgaver

      we’ll tausugs are still there maybe in Kuala Lumpur taking snacks. They will blow your twin tower.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

        Yeah they’d better do a 9-11 style and let’s see if the World will not still pay attention.

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu

        at least we got towers..u guys? malacanangshit?>

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu

        please come

    • benjpal

      Interesting. Your comment started with saying that Sulu’s basing their claim on the rent Malaysia is paying them as weak and then ended it by saying that in any case Malaysia has a strong military. Basically your saying that they(Malaysia) are probably not right but just in case they(Sulu) are right Malaysia has military strength to force what they(Malaysia) want.

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu

        it all comes down to our military power..PH is very weak, ur air force is pathetic n navy begging US for ships

      • benjpal

         So your basically saying that. despite strong claims, Sulu and the Philippines should withdraw the claim because Malaysia has stronger military? That’s plain arrogance and should the Malaysian gov’t make this stand, it will only invite bombing of Malaysian civilians by extremist groups.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

        Ahahaha keep thinking like that i like it (^^,) but ill give you an edge,in world war 2 filipino pilots are the most good killer in pearl harbor bombardment and i tell you your weapon are just display and your army is kids (^^,) do not show your power in the eyes of your enemy until they never know they just been cut (^^,)

    • idiotsanakmelayu223

      Stupid idiots Malaysians, Castrate the Tuanku, Najib< Pnoy now, and damns
       Malaysian land grabber, f^&%ck you all Malaysians

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu

        wow there r people in PH who can use computers

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

        Another blind idiot malaysian.this one didnt know anything at all when it comes to theyre neighbhor hahaha

    • angtangamo

      A payment for rent is an acknowledgement that you are only leasing the property… it’s funny how a rag tag bunch of bandits killed 5 or 6 of your “competent” armed forces. LOL.

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu


      • angtangamo

        You can call it token or whatever else you want but the bottom line is Malaysia is still paying rent to the Sultan of Sulu. And paying rent is an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT that it does not belong to you. In any case, I am happy to see muslims slaughtering each other. The less muslims in this world, the better.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

        Your weapon are just display so as your army kids holding a big toys.if your brave enough and competent in battle open your country for foreign media if you dont hiding and mislieading something (^^,) stop the media black out so the world can see this (^^,) but anyway we dont mind we undertands that you are cowards thats what you are (^_^)

    • GustoKoHappyKa

      hahaha… competent soldiers…hahaha….ok you have pretty uniforms and new guns… but battle experience you don’t have…

      • pendekarpembunuhsulu

        we defeated communism..PH? both the NPA and sulu rebels roaming freely until today

    • Naldm05

      There are lots of Malaysians here commenting and reading PDI, it suggests that they dont believe their own news agencies sources… hahaha! Fools!

  • mcgaver


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OCEG7V4YNM5ALB6H4RBWTW2WBM Ricardo

    The Malaysians started the cyber attacks, like a bunch of immature children. We merely retaliated. And despite their hackers outnumbering ours, they were crying for a ceasefire before long. Hilarious.

    • pendekarpembunuhsulu

      we fear ur air force, particularly the broncos

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

         we fear your submarine the scorpene the one that never sink and other that never float..anything else?..are you sure you know our fighting force?..cause i believed philippines know your fighting capability your too limited (^^,)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAYZCQ4KSBQRKR2LLGX5XRMXFI pepe

    Malaysians thought we can’t retaliate, their impression to us Filipinos are very low that we are lower than their shiits now they have just realize they were wrong and immediately calls for truce.

    Facking bunch of kid-minded Malayshits!

    • pendekarpembunuhsulu

      u people come here begging for jobs..how do u expect us 2 respect u?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

        And if some of my people begging a decent job in your land grab sabah you believed those people do not expect some respect for an ape ignorant just like you?…what kind of culture you adopt man for mentality that if someone begging for a job they already dont have sa right to be respect by those (YOU) squatter malaysian?..stupid comment of yours,why do you exist in this world..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002506157308 Jon Snow

      They just dont know man,be considerate (^^,) theyre too way busy to boost theyre morality that they are superior and no time to know theyre enemy (^^,)…let them think that way until the end of the day they just learn theyre lesson right before your very eyes..

    • mcgaver

      In terms of I.T. we are much superior than Malay. Majority of their companies employ Filipino with high paying jobs.

  • Naldm05

    buti pa ang hacking condemned by GRP pero ang killings and bombings ng Malaysia sa mga Filipino sa Sabah, Philippines dedma lang! Hay PNot sa kangkungan ka pupulutin! Fool!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BMBLRJHAFMH2Q5SLCNXQMVBNXM ramsor

    To DFA…you condemn this Cyberwar but not the Malaysian armed forces killing of Filipinos?

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