PCG recovers FB page from hacker
PCG recovers FB page from hacker
PCG recovers FB page from hacker
by Mary Antalan29 February 2024

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced on Thursday, February 29, the successful recovery of their hacked Facebook account.

"As of 5:45AM today, 29 February 2024, the Coast Guard Public Affairs Service (CGPAS) has recovered full access to its official Facebook Page," said PCG in an advisory.

PCG Spokesperson, CG Rear Admiral Armando Balilo said that the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC) under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and PCG Weapons, Communications, Electronics, and Information Systems Command worked with the CGPAS in conducting backend operations.

Upon investigation, the PCG discovered three hackers with Facebook names: Fatima Hasan, Murat Kansu, and Vicky Bates, whom the PCG immediately removed.


The aforementioned hackers utilized malware to breach the Facebook page's security on February 26, 2024, as confirmed by the CICC.

PCG said the CICC "will conduct a comprehensive hardware check" on all office laptops and computers CGPAS personnel use on Friday, March 1.

Meanwhile, PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Ronnie Gil L. Gavan, thanked DICT Secretary Ivan John Uy for assisting the PCG in resolving the issue immediately.


The PCG's Facebook page was hacked on Monday, February 26; malicious short videos have been posted.

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