Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications or PLDT’s Twitter account was hacked on Thursday by a group of anonymous hackers, who are demanding for faster internet connection.
As the pandemic arises, Filipinos need fast internet to communicate with their loved ones. Do your job. The corrupt fear us, the honest support us, the heroic join us. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget . Expect us. pic.twitter.com/7JCtxnCzqG
— PLDT Cares (@PLDT_Cares) May 28, 2020
The hackers, who call themselves “Anonymous”, changed the account’s name from PLDT Cares into PLDT Doesn’t Care. They also posted a tweet, holding the company accountable for failing to provide fast internet service in the face of a global pandemic crisis– a time when most people rely on the internet for information and communication. “As the pandemic arises, Filipinos need fast internet to communicate with their loved ones. Do your job,” the hackers demand.
On a follow-up tweet, the hackers tagged Globe, another telco giant in the country, with a threat that says, “You’re next. #PLDTHacked.”
The hacking incident took place just two days after PLDT posted a warning against hackers who may take advantage of the pandemic situation. Ironic?
Watch out for urgent requests! Hackers may take advantage of the #COVID19 emergency by sending suspicious emails and text messages. These can be used to steal money or get sensitive information. #StayHome pic.twitter.com/7IPZLqqWDC
— PLDT Cares (@PLDT_Cares) May 26, 2020
As of 2:33 PM today, the hackers seem to be in control of the Twitter account.
What do you think of this move by “Anonymous”?
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