PCG’s Facebook page gets hacked
PCG’s Facebook page gets hacked
PCG’s Facebook page gets hacked
by Daylight Abas27 February 2024
Photo courtesy: ICTWorks

A cyberattack took over the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) Facebook account on Monday, making the maritime security group lose its access.

This mark the third time this year that PCG's account was hacked.

PCG spokesperson Rear Admiral Armand Balilo mentioned that a strange entity gained access to their official Facebook page at around 6 p.m., and the account was handled by Coast Guard Public Affairs Service (CGPAS) personnel.

According to Balilo's statement, the CGPAS monitored two malicious short videos posted on the official Facebook page, saying that the service was alerted with a forced switch account notification when they tried to delete the videos.


He continued that the unknown identity left no digital traces on the official email address, and the mobile phone was used by the CGPAS to create a security key for additional online security protection, emphasizing that the Facebook page was last accessed at around 10:00 a.m.

It can be recalled that the PCG’s X (formerly Twitter) was temporarily hacked on February 15, but later regained access after a few hours.

The Department of Information and Communications Technology explained last month that cyberattacks were targeting the PCG website and other government websites from an internet protocol address traced to a location in China.

With the attempt to hack the PCG website, Balilo said that it remained safe after such a hacking incident.

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