The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said the hacking incident in its social media account did not have any impact on the agency’s operations and disaster management service.
The OCD reported that one of its social media platforms, particularly its Twitter account was hacked.
In a statement, the OCD said “We regret to inform the public that the Civil Defense PH Twitter account has been hacked,” the OCD said in a statement, referring to the account with the handle @civildefensePH.”
“This is the reason why unusual tweets referring to matters not related to the Philippines’ disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) system had been appearing today,” the OCD said. There have been screenshots of the OCD Twitter page showing posts about currency trading.
The OCD further said its computer specialists are now “working” to get the OCD Twitter account “running back to normal at the soonest possible time.”
“We assure our people that DRRM-related services continue along with our usual information dissemination drives to promote public safety and preparedness against hazards and disasters,” the OCD said.