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AFP database hacked; soldiers' data exposed
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:32:15 AM »
Cyber security should probably have its own sub-board as well, to highlight its importance to defense discussions.

Manila Bulletin

AFP data base hacked, soldiers’ data exposed

    Hackers have breached the data base of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), exposing almost 20,000 soldiers whose information, injuries, and missions were in the file.

    Pinoy LulzSec, a local hacking group that participated in the three-day international hacking operation by LulzSec international, disclosed that of all the government agencies, learning institutions, and private firms that it “exfiltrated,” only the data base of the AFP was found to be vulnerable.

    The hacking operation also downloaded the data base of Ateneo de Zamboanga and the Technological University of the Philippines in Taguig, according to Pinoy LulzSec.

    The date base contained the names of the military personnel, their serial numbers, units, positions, courses, class, and remarks which included data on whether they failed in their mission, cheated in their exams, or were absent. Some even have injury entries in their files.

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