By DEE AYROSO
STATEMENT | Hold the Philippine Army accountable for cyberattacks against PH media websites
We condemn the Philippine Army for carrying out cyber crimes against independent media outfits. We take offense at the duplicity they have shown regarding this incident – publicly professing respect for press freedom but launching vicious digital attacks, and never cooperating with other government agencies.
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For human rights group Karapatan, they see no other actor that would have the resources and motivation to take down their website but the Duterte administration.
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“These attacks only benefit those who want to silence us and our human rights work amid a pervasive state of impunity in the country.”
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By DEE AYROSO
DOST urged to reveal who runs IP address behind cyber-attacks
Alternative online news Bulatlat is disappointed as the Department of Science and Technology chose not to divulge the government agency that runs the IP address where cyber-attacks against news websites have been traced.
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We are not surprised by the results of the recent digital forensic. State agents and the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have consistently labeled us as communist fronts for pursuing journalism for the people. Still, we are angered that taxpayers’ money is being spent to bring down our website, and to deny our readers access to our reportage.
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Northern Dispatch believes that the attack is state-perpetrated, noting that the media outfit and their staff members were also subjected to intense red-tagging by military and its army or trolls.
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Effective mechanisms to combat such attacks shall further be improved to prevent a repeat of this kind of situation.
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“We firmly believe that legitimately exercising a right and seeking appropriate redress at the proper forum when that right is violated can never be penalized or begrudged.”