The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has confirmed that a government website, which had not been used for a long time, was hacked. However, no sensitive data was at risk as the website was only activated to test a new scanner for detecting vulnerabilities.
Despite the hacker’s attempt to hide their identity, the DICT has potential leads on the attacker’s identity through the information gathered during the test. This incident serves as a reminder that even dormant domains can be vulnerable to attacks, emphasizing the importance of securing websites.
The DICT is currently investigating the incident and working on enhancing its website security. Being a government agency, the DICT possesses resources not available to average website owners, such as the ability to access information from the attacker’s internet service provider. No details about the hacker’s methods to hide their identity have been disclosed yet.