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Cyber crime: a threat to nation's sovereignty
When the government’s sites of Estonia, former member-nation of USSR, was paralyzed by hackers two years ago, they almost vanished in the face of cyber world. One hacker who got caught said that they did it due to the removal of many symbols of communism in the said country. They didn’t want the democratic way of governance to prevail. Cyber crime, like this, is happening all over the world
Cyber attack is happening here in the Philippines now that the presidential elections is approaching. Voting automation will be conducted for the first time in the country. Hackers are entering government’s sites and leaving messages and warnings. The government agency sites that were hacked in the early January 2001 were DOH (Department of Health), DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development), NDCC (National Disaster Coordinating Council), DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) and TESDA .
The Anti-Fraud and Cybercrime Division of NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) identified the IP (Internet Provider) Address coming from Indonesia. AFCD investigators said that the hackers didn’t harm the said government agency sites. Yet, they leave some nuisance because of the messages not related to the site. The investigators further explained that hackers only mean one thing”: supremacy. The Philippine government will continue to monitor and update government sites and add safe guards to prevent infiltrators from harming it.
Whatever their real motives are , cyber police will never rest to trap these infiltrators. They will be caught by the hands of the law. Many countries are passing resolutions to combat these 'cyber troopers' or hackers. They can enjoy their activities for now, but they will be caught red-handed if all countries have a strong law or ordinance against cyber crime.