BOC seeks help to probe hacking of own website

The Bureau of Customs is now coordinating with appropriate agencies in connection with the unauthorized intrusion into its website by some unscrupulous individuals.

In a statement, Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero on Tuesday reported that the bureau’s website has been hacked.

He noted that the incident is an attempt by criminals to derail the computerization program of the bureau designed to promote efficiency, transparency and eradicate graft and corruption.

The BOC chief said they have reported the hacking to the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH) under the Cybersecurity Bureau of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. The Bureau’s website is hosted by the DICT.

At the same time, Guerrero assured the public that its electronic-to-mobile (E2M) computer system remains intact and secure. PNA

He added that there is no disruption in the operations of the bureau.

The E2M system part of the automation program of the BOC, simplifying customs procedures to further facilitate trade in the country.

CERT-PH is mandated to provide proactive government countermeasures to address and anticipate all domestic and transnational incidents affecting the Philippine cyberspace and any cybersecurity threats to the country. 

Topics: Bureau of Customs , Rey Leonardo Guerrero , Department of Information and Communications Technology
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