Hackers Breach Philippine Coast Guard Facebook Page For Second Time

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) spokesperson Rear Admiral Armand Balilo said that the service’s Facebook page was hacked on March 29th. The spokesperson said that an “unknown entity” gained access to its Facebook page at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time.

Balilo said that the PCG’s Public Affairs Service observed the hackers post two “malicious short videos” onto the Facebook page during the cyberattack.

The PCG also released a statement about the cyberattack. The statement said that the Public Affairs Service is coordinating with the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center “to conduct backend operations and assess the security breach.”

The cyberattack is the fourth time that hackers have breached the PCG’s social media accounts this year, with hackers hacking both its Facebook and Twitter accounts in February.

The DICT said that cyberattacks originating “from an internet protocol address traced to a location in China” targeted several government websites, including the PCG’s official website, in early February.