NTC website hacked
over slow Philippines internet speed
By Azer N.
MANILA, Sept 20 (PNA) -- Hackers took over the website of the National
Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on Sunday for having “one of the lowest
NTC’s website was replaced by a black background overlaid by a message from
the hacker group, Anonymous Philippines. Currently, the site is not loading.
“We, Anonymous Philippines, are sympathizing with our fellow Filipino
netizens whose battle cries are the ‘OVER PROMISED, UNDER DELIVERED’ system
of our internet service providers; it is the neigh direct proportionality of
our internet speeds and bandwidths in relation to price. We, as a country,
suffer on the bottom of the internet pyramid having one of the lowest
internet speeds while paying the same amount, or even higher, compared to
other countries; adding DATA CAPPING to our ‘UNLIMITED’ data plans sums up
to our great burden as an avid follower of the internet – for studies and
such,” the message read.
“We are calling forth the attention of the NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION for this matter in hand; with this we talk as a whole...as ONE,
we are asking for fairness in charging and serving our data services;
Unlimited should be patterned to its name – ‘UNLIMITED'; not ‘UNLIMITED with
800MB cap.’ A 2 MBPS speed should never be a 56kbps (kilobytes per second).
A 98 percent service reliability should be always on the 98% part, not the 2
percent one,” it added.
The hackers also ended the message saying that they “do not forgive” and “do
This incident comes on the heels of NTC conducting a pilot test on the
country’s internet speed earlier this week. (PNA)