D4RKB1T: GMA News Online Hacked – According to an article first published by Techpinas.com, they stated that they had already contacted the hacker nicknamed “Darkbit” and gave his side of the story regarding his intentions of hacking the website of GMA News.
In an e-mail sent to Techpinas.com, the hacker was quoted as “I found these [security] flaws 2 months ago. Emailed the admin countless times — no response. I thought — I wasn’t being taken seriously. So, made an statement to them. I actually even did it at midnight to make less people be hassled, if it was in the morning alot of people would be mad because most are reading news(like me).” said Darkbit.
The hacker who identified himself as “d4rkb1t!” apparently took control over the three accounts of GMA News.
As of posting time, GMA News website is still unavailable while the Twitter and Facebook account are now under the control of GMA’s technicians.
@GMANewsOnline tweeted, “We have re-established control of GMANewsOnline. Our apologies for the profanities.”
GMA-7 officials has not release any statement yet.
GMA News Online had been hacked by a pervert hacker identified himself as “D4RKB1T” on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at around 1 am. The hacker had previously reported the security flaws he/she had found on the website of GMA and it’s official social networking account in Twitter and Facebook.
D4RKB1T: GMA News Online Hacked