A series of DDoS cyberattacks disrupted CNN Philippines and other news sites like Rappler.
A Pinoy hacker collective – Pinoy Vendetta claimed responsibility. Their member “Abdul” confirmed the attacks using a swarm of botnets.
“Abdul” claimed they targeted these sites due “to their biased reporting”. The other reason given for the attack is to “prove that their security is weak”.
“Abdul” further explains:
“PV_raw is our own method of a raw botnet where we control infected computer/devices and connect to our servers and use it to attack simultaneously to CNN Phil Website. The BOTS you see in our panel thats the number of infected devices or what we called botnets.”
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic.