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MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines (UP) on Friday said it is taking extra precautions in securing its online properties after one of its websites was defaced by what appears to be hackers from China. In an online interview with InterAksyon.com, UP System Information Office Director Danilo Arao said the security of the UP System website will be reviewed by concerned officials “and further improved because of this unfortunate incident. UP website defaced allegedly by hackers from China early Friday morning. “The University Computer Center says that ‘further analysis is needed to pin down specific vulnerability issues that are exploited in the UP website’,” Arao told InterAksyon.com. On early Friday morning, the UP website featured a photo depicting China’s territorial claim of the Spratly Islands, particularly the Scarborough Shoal (or Huangyan Island), which has been the subject of a recent standoff between Chinese and Philippine naval forces. “We come from China! UP reels from cyber attacks as Scarborough standoff goes online | Infotech News: InterAksyon.com
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