Cyber spy hacks DFAâ€™s network
|Posted by Manila Mail under Philippine News|
Malacanang will probe an alleged hacking of the computer network of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) by a China-based cyber spy network. Deputy Presidential Spokesman Lorelei C. Fajardo said the Palace is verifying the information through the Commission on Information and Communication Technology. Reports earlier quoted Canadian researchers as saying that the DFAâ€™s
computer network has been infiltrated by a cyber spy network based in China. The Philippines is one of the 103 countries where classified documents from government and private organizations, including the computers of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles, have been hacked, according to the Information Warfare Monitor (IWM). IWM is composed of researchers from Ottawa-based think tank SecDev Group and University of Torontoâ€™s Munk Center for International Studies.