Chinese hackers toss a kind of revenge after Filipino hackers reportedly retaliated and defaced some Chinese websites over the weekend.
Images of the Philippine map and flag with text asserting that the Spratlys are owned by the Philippines followed by a note, “You got f****d by the Philippines! Spratlys Island is OURS! You started the fire we end it with dust!” were posted on the Chinese government website gh.rc.gov.cn.
Day after, around four o'clock in the afternoon Monday, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) noticed a significant spike in traffic with malicious URL requests from forged user-agents being channeled to the Official Gazette website, the PCDSPO website, and the Presidential Museum and Library website.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said “We determined that this was a denial-of-service attack. Information gathered through our data analysis indicated that the attack originated from IP addresses assigned to Chinese networks.”
The said government websites have restored and are now fully functioning.