(Final Update) The hackers strike again but MindaNews online again
(Unofficial) As of 7:25 p.m. Sunday, the MindaNews website is online again after having crashed for 31.5 hours — courtesy of random hackers. Technical experts are attending to installing more safeguards.
of As of 1:28p.m. Sunday, more than 24 hours after crash point, the hacking problem has stayed on. A Davao-based technical consultant said KL-based counterparts might be able to restore it “in a few hours.”
As of 8:55 a.m. Sunday, July 22 it is still status quo for the MindaNews website after it was hacked near noon time Saturday. Apparently, the current screen shows an error lag to connection. We are giving continuous attention to address this technical glitch.
As of 00:33 a.m. Sunday, the front page of MindaNews’ website turned white with what appears to be strains of source codes. The change shows work is underway to restore the website 14 hours after it was hacked.
As of 11:46 p.m. Saturday night, efforts to restore the MindaNews website after it was hacked this morning are still fruitless. Browsers still could not connect to the site.
As of 8:30 p.m. the technical group removed the the hackers’ screen from the MindaNews’ website front page. It should indicate work is in progress to correct this vandalism of MindaNews.com.
As of 10:35 a.m. today the MindaNews website has been hacked, again, by still unknown culprits.
This has been approximately the sixth time http://www.mindanews.com was attacked by cyber criminals for still unknown reasons since May 2006.
We are tracking the perpetrators but the priority is to restore our online publication on Mindanao stories and issues the soonest possible time.
The hackers’ screen indicated the website was taken over by http://www.soqor.com. They published the words “This website is owned by The Palentinian. Your protection is too weak. Next time be careful.”
We apologize to our avid readers and the public in general for this inconvenience.
I hope we will be ready to post an official explanation soonest.