Government websites were defaced in the Philippines by hackers who claim affiliation with Anonymous amid a protest against alleged corruption. The vandals hijacked sites on Sunday with a message that attempted to rally support for a demonstration against lawmakers' alleged misuse of public money, and demanded the abolition of so …
"....To mark the Fifth of November - Guy Fawkes' Day in England - Anonymous is promoting street protests in the US, Philippines and many locations elsewhere under the rallying callhashtag MillionMaskMarch." Should have called it the MillionthOfAPercentMaskMarch, the turn out was so low in London they were out-numbered by coppers. Where were the rest of the "99%"?
I'm unclear as to what the article has to do with could computing. Do the Phils use a cloud provider for their Govt websites ? Did Anon use a cloud provider to attack the sites ?
If you ask a cloud provider about their security the standard response is "use encryption". Why is that ? Its because they typically don't want to be responsible for the security of your information...They would rather you do that. A bit like leaving your dog at a kennel with a sign out the front that says "Owners leave their dogs here at their own risk".
I was expecting the article to reveal a little more about the attack, patching policies, government response, etc.
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