[In the news] Media groups critical of Duterte administration rue cyber attacks -Manila Bulletin

Media groups critical of Duterte administration rue cyber attacks

Following the continuous cyber attacks against some critical media entities, a professor from the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication said that there was a reason to believe that these acts were state-sponsored.

This, after several alternative press websites, were subjected to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which deprive legitimate users the right to access online information, according to Prof. Danilo Arao.

“Basically there were intense DDoS attacks. The keyword here is intense why because if you ask us or any of the alternative media, we have something in common. We cannot detect the first day that the DDoS attacks actually happened. We just learned quite recently that there were intensified attacks because the websites have either become slower or they have been shut down altogether,” he said.

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