A group of hackers defaced the website of a telecommunications company this week, allegedly over its poor Internet service.
For several moments, the group calling itself "Blood Security Hackers" defaced the pages in the website of Globe Telecoms.
Globe Telecom explained that the hacks were conducted on sites run by a third party affiliated with the telco. Globe also assured the public that no sensitive information was stolen and that immediate action has been undertaken to shore up the security breach.
GLOBE Telecoms released an official statement regarding web defacement.
At around 10:00 pm yesterday, November 27, Globe Telecom detected a defacement in four Globe websites hosted by a third party vendor Movent. All four websites (mybusiness.globe.com.ph, duo.globe.com.ph, payroll.globe.csme.com and update.globe-csme.com) have been taken down immediately so we can conduct the appropriate security checks.
"The server where the four websites are hosted is managed by a third party partner and outside of the Globe Corporate and Enterprise Network, where appropriate preventive and detective controls are in place. The attack is isolated on their end and was brought about by an unpatched vulnerability which is currently being addressed. Rest assured, our security incident response teams are currently investigating and conducting forensics in various areas to make sure that the incident is properly managed," said Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio.
Globe assures its customers that no critical customer data have been compromised as these information are not stored in the affected websites. The said websites are used for advertising and marketing purposes only and are not connected to any of the private internal customer systems. Globe also said that its own Globe-hosted websites were not compromised.