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Philippine hackers hit Taiwan gov't sites

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A cyber battle has erupted following the shooting of a Taiwanese fishing boat by the Philippine coast guards, paralyzing the websites of both countries' presidents, as well as those of Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Coast Guard Administration (CGA).

Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng (洪石成) was killed on May 9 when the boat he was aboard was fired on by a Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) vessel, sparking fury in Taiwan. Hackers launched a cyberattack on the Philippine presidential website the next day.

The action was returned in kind, with several Taiwanese government websites taken down.

The Taiwan presidential website was hacked twice but was restored after several hours and no information was taken, said Presidential Office spokeswoman Garfie Li (李佳霏).

Investigations traced the first hacker's IP address to the Philippines, while the second attacker used a Singaporean IP as a disguise, said Li.

CGA Bolsters Fishing Boat Protection

The CGA announced that it has dispatched additional vessels to protect Taiwanese fishing boats operating in the Bashi Channel. All are prepared for combat should another encounter with Philippine vessels turn violent.

The vessels are larger and equipped with heavier fire power than those of the Philippines, said Coast Guard squad leader Ou Man-wei (敖曼偉), assuring the public that the CGA will do everything necessary to protect Taiwanese fishermen and prevent future fishing conflicts.

All civilized countries have agreed that the coast guard should be a country's first line of defense, and that the Navy is its second line, said MND spokesman Luo Shao-he. “The Navy supports the CGA, its primary purpose being to protect local fishermen.”

President Offers Condolences to Fisherman's Family

President Ma Ying-jeou visited the dead fisherman's family in Siaoliouciou (小琉球) yesterday, vowing to make Manila apologize and provide compensation for the senseless murder.

Ma on Saturday said he was unable to accept the Philippine government's refusal to apologize and demanded those responsible for the killing be arrested and punished. He also demanded that the Philippines issue a formal apology to Hung's family within 72 hours.

“The BFAR's act of brutality should not be pardoned, it was an illegal execution,” said Ma after Manila, which offered its “sympathy,” refused to apologize.

The Philippines' top envoy in Taiwan, Antonio Basilio (白熙禮), later offered an apology and extended his condolences to Hung's family after being summoned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the incident.

Ma shook hands and embraced Hung's widow and son, promising that the government will not give up on the issue easily.

Hung's daughter asked Ma to ensure that Taiwanese fishermen can operate in a safe fishing environment, and that an efficient emergency channel be created for emergency rescues. She called the rescue procedure in her father's situation complicated and time-consuming, and said it squandered any chance to save his life.

“I have already asked responsible departments to simplify the reporting procedure,” Ma said, noting that Taiwan fishermen may call 118 to report emergencies.

The government has activated emergency rescue systems on Taiwanese waters and surrounding border areas, Ma added.

May 13, 2013    zalbhahe_08@
Filipino workers in Taiwan are in danger! We demand an immediate investigation into those Philippine Coast Guards who killed innocent fishermen in Taiwan, by the Philippines President! They have no right to shoot and abuse their power even if the Taiwan fishermen accidentally crossed into the Philippines territory. They must first be warned or negotiated with, rather than shoot at.
May 13, 2013    asf@
Taiwan hackers also hit Philippine government sites

kerkerker
May 13, 2013    anonymous@
Come on!!!!!! The Taiwanese fishing vessel didn’t stop even though the ph coastguard gave them a warning. And why was a Taiwanese fishing vessel is in the Ph water??????? ALL COUNTRIES MUST RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF A NATION!
May 13, 2013    shadowmyst24@
Well, first of all, coast guards are specially trained and disciplined. According to the coast guards, you attempted to ram their boats.
May 13, 2013    taiwansucks@
WE SHOULD FIRST TRY TO LEARN WHY THESE STUPID FISHERMEN WERE FIRED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY ARE ILLEGAL FISHERMEN AND THEY ARE FISHING IN THE TERRITORY OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STEALING OUR MARINE RESOURCES. F*** YOU TAIWANESE [...]! STOP STEALING! STOP POACHING! GO TO HE**! TO THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED, YOU F****** DESERVE IT!!! D8ZY
May 14, 2013    linjy@
I believed this is not the first time things like this happened. If Taiwanese government does not stand up for its people's rights and safety this time, Philippines and/or other countries will kill more innocent Taiwanese fishermen! And, no country in the world will take Taiwan seriously!!!
May 14, 2013    samroj2000@
Is the fault of one Filipino the fault of all Filipinos? Is this treatment fair?
May 14, 2013    Chinese@
taiwansucks@ wrote:
WE SHOULD FIRST TRY TO LEARN WHY THESE STUPID FISHERMEN WERE FIRED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY ARE ILLEGAL FISHERMEN AND THEY ARE FISHING IN THE TERRITORY OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STEALING OUR MARINE RESOURCES. F*** YOU TAIWANESE [...]! STOP STEALING! STOP POACHING! GO TO HE**! TO THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED, YOU F****** DESERVE IT!!! D8ZY
All your women are [...].
May 14, 2013    SEATRIAD@
samroj2000@ wrote:
Is the fault of one Filipino the fault of all Filipinos? Is this treatment fair?
It’s not fair, but that is life!!!

I propose that the Taiwan navy sink all the Philippines coast guards and naval boats that enter EEZ, that is fair!! Those pirates are similar to those of Africa except they are from a crazy government.
May 14, 2013    blairjames@
Let's be rational: you don't KILL people for a minor infraction, if there, in fact, was one. (How would we know?) Take video of the boat and the GPS co-ordinates and take it up in foreign affairs. This was murder. Plain and simple.
May 14, 2013    benroma22@
I think the Philippine coast guards were either intoxicated or out rightly cold blooded murderers. You are telling a small fishing boat refused to heed your warning and then you have to resort to a barrage of gun shots just to stop them. Fifty bullets are enough to set that boat on fire, man what were they thinking. This is a contested Island, even if it happened in Manila mainland water ways, it does not deserve such mad reaction. In conclusion, Filipino coast guards are simply untrained, rag tag, mentally deranged drug addicts. Their President refusing to apologize? I suggest Taiwan send their war ships to that zone with 3 fighter jets each day for 3 months running and any Filipino ship or boat spotted there should be used as target practice. Bastards!!! Where were these [guys] when China came calling? Lousy beggars!!
May 14, 2013    sapphirelight3688@
taiwansucks@ wrote:
WE SHOULD FIRST TRY TO LEARN WHY THESE STUPID FISHERMEN WERE FIRED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY ARE ILLEGAL FISHERMEN AND THEY ARE FISHING IN THE TERRITORY OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STEALING OUR MARINE RESOURCES. F*** YOU TAIWANESE [...]! STOP STEALING! STOP POACHING! GO TO HE**! TO THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED, YOU F****** DESERVE IT!!! D8ZY
Another pathetic guy fooled by his shameless coast guard's lies. Is it so hard to show the world the proof to prove you are right? Where's the footage which the Philippines claimed to show? Where is it???????????? It's just all talks and lies so far. Sure. No liars would admit they are liars, not to mention pirates or robbers.
Ps. Hmmm wanna know what country is good at poaching, stealing and robbing no matter in the country or on the sea? Google it. OH, the Philippines.
May 14, 2013    annmae8305@
We are both civilized countries. Let's approach this issue as civilized people. Let's learn from this incident and hope this will not happen in the future. We are both benefiting from each other (country) economically. We have respect to Taiwan. Hope we can solve this issue without bloodshed.
May 15, 2013    iwagayway@
I'm not surprised. Taiwan is no difference than China who uses a century old map as their guide... they're both Chinese anyway, know nothing about laws. It's really hard for Philippines having stupid and uncivilized neighbors... keep your head up Philippines!
May 15, 2013    molan80050@
zalbhahe_08@ wrote:
Filipino workers in Taiwan are in danger! We demand an immediate investigation into those Philippine Coast Guards who killed innocent fishermen in Taiwan, by the Philippines President! They have no right to shoot and abuse their power even if the Taiwan fishermen accidentally crossed into the Philippines territory. They must first be warned or negotiated with, rather than shoot at.
Dear Sir, don't worry about the Philippines worker in Taiwan. We are peaceful and know who is the one really responsible for this. Taiwan means peace, not like some countries....
May 15, 2013    molan80050@
taiwansucks@ wrote:
WE SHOULD FIRST TRY TO LEARN WHY THESE STUPID FISHERMEN WERE FIRED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY ARE ILLEGAL FISHERMEN AND THEY ARE FISHING IN THE TERRITORY OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STEALING OUR MARINE RESOURCES. F*** YOU TAIWANESE [...]! STOP STEALING! STOP POACHING! GO TO HE**! TO THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED, YOU F****** DESERVE IT!!! D8ZY
DEAR, WE DIDN'T VENTURE INTO YOUR AREA. THAT'S ALSO OUR AREA, AND SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO US! SHOOT WITHOUT ANY WARMINGS, OK.
May 15, 2013    molan80050@
anonymous@ wrote:
Come on!!!!!! The Taiwanese fishing vessel didn’t stop even though the ph coastguard gave them a warning. And why was a Taiwanese fishing vessel is in the Ph water??????? ALL COUNTRIES MUST RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF A NATION!
THEY DIDN'T MAKE ANY WARMINGS! OK. AND THE AREA ALSO BELONGS TO US!! NOT ONLY PHI..
May 15, 2013    molan80050@
iwagayway@ wrote:
I'm not surprised. Taiwan is no difference than China who uses a century old map as their guide... they're both Chinese anyway, know nothing about laws. It's really hard for Philippines having stupid and uncivilized neighbors... keep your head up Philippines!
DEAR SIR, CHINA AND TAIWAN ARE DIFFERENT. I'M NOT SAYING WHO IS BETTER OR NOT. BUT BELIEVE THAT, OUR TECHNOLOGY IS BETTER THAN CHINA’S AND MAYBE SAME AS JAPAN’S. OK....
May 16, 2013    btanie@
Many Filipinos cannot differentiate "Chinese" ...from Taiwan, Peoples' Republic of China, Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong), Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand or for that matter even from Philippines....

To many Filipinos whose history was 350 years of Spanish rule and 50 years of American rule; "A Chinese is a Chinese and Cannot be trusted."

Filipinos of Chinese Descent were not given Filipino Citizenship until the 70s. Although the Chinese were in Philippines before the Spanish Conquistadors came and seized Philippines in the name of the King of Spain...that is why till today Philippines is called Philippines...after the King of Spain.
May 16, 2013    ciardidivine@
linjy@ wrote:
I believed this is not the first time things like this happened. If Taiwanese government does not stand up for its people's rights and safety this time, Philippines and/or other countries will kill more innocent Taiwanese fishermen! And, no country in the world will take Taiwan seriously!!!
Those were not innocent Taiwanese....they were fishing within the Philippine's territorial waters...you stupid ignorant bi***, if they didn't encroach our territory there would never have been any conflict...why can't you fish in your own damn waters, you’re like China...stupid ignorant counterfeiting ye***w people...
May 17, 2013    sanchez31@
zalbhahe_08@ wrote:
Filipino workers in Taiwan are in danger! We demand an immediate investigation into those Philippine Coast Guards who killed innocent fishermen in Taiwan, by the Philippines President! They have no right to shoot and abuse their power even if the Taiwan fishermen accidentally crossed into the Philippines territory. They must first be warned or negotiated with, rather than shoot at.
The Philippine coastguard saw 4 fishing boats fishing inside Philippine EEZ zone. The Coastguard tried to get aboard one of the fishing boats but one of the fishing boats is trying to ram the coastguard ship. They fired a warning shot but the fishing boat didn’t stop. The coastguard tried to disable the boat by firing at the boat's engine. Unfortunately one crew was hit. This is the coastguard's version of what happened, which is not explained in any newspaper why the coastguard fired.
May 17, 2013    supotpinoy@
taiwansucks@ wrote:
WE SHOULD FIRST TRY TO LEARN WHY THESE STUPID FISHERMEN WERE FIRED AT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY ARE ILLEGAL FISHERMEN AND THEY ARE FISHING IN THE TERRITORY OF THE PHILIPPINES AND STEALING OUR MARINE RESOURCES. F*** YOU TAIWANESE [...]! STOP STEALING! STOP POACHING! GO TO HE**! TO THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED, YOU F****** DESERVE IT!!! D8ZY
ARGUING WITH [Filipinos] IS USELESS BECAUSE THEY'RE ILLITERATE. THEY ONLY KNOW HOW TO LIE & STEAL. [...]
May 17, 2013    daniel.c.taiwan@
Chasing the boat for more than an hour and shot 45 times is considered "Unintentional"!? Justice must be done and the truth must be heard, 2mins video show you what happened - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5JzRUQZdwo&feature=player_embedded
May 18, 2013    samboy09us@
Stop blaming each other guys, settle this matter as a civilized people. You just make things worse. PEACE NOT WAR!
May 18, 2013    PETERCUALEE@
benroma22@ wrote:
I think the Philippine coast guards were either intoxicated or out rightly cold blooded murderers. You are telling a small fishing boat refused to heed your warning and then you have to resort to a barrage of gun shots just to stop them. Fifty bullets are enough to set that boat on fire, man what were they thinking. This is a contested Island, even if it happened in Manila mainland water ways, it does not deserve such mad reaction. In conclusion, Filipino coast guards are simply untrained, rag tag, mentally deranged drug addicts. Their President refusing to apologize? I suggest Taiwan send their war ships to that zone with 3 fighter jets each day for 3 months running and any Filipino ship or boat spotted there should be used as target practice. Bastards!!! Where were these [guys] when China came calling? Lousy beggars!!
R u satisfied w/ ur post?
[...] Filipino's are known all over the world as a hospitable people. Do Taiwanese have that image?
Think before you speak...but I don't know how long you can take.
May 19, 2013    dragon0502@
The accusation that Taiwan's fishing boat rammed the vessel of the Philippine Coast Guard so they are forced to open fire is totally unfounded, since there are no marks indicating any collision on the surface of Taiwan's boat.

Ballistic evidence already showed the shots were fired FROM BEHIND, not from the front.
May 19, 2013    dragon0502@
The incident happened in the EEZ OF TAIWAN, NOT in the Philippines territorial sea.
A nation’s territorial waters extend at most 12 nautical miles but its EEZ (exclusive economic zone) extends 200 nautical miles. As the Taiwanese fishing boat’s activity was limited within Taiwan’s EEZ, the Philippine government had no right to force it to leave. The temporary enforcement line of Taiwan is set by Taiwan to avoid armed-armed engagement between the two countries, but that does not mean Taiwan has restricted its own EEZ to the temporary enforcement line. Again, the EEZ of Taiwan is marked by the red R.O.C EEZ line.
May 27, 2013    boogsh04@
Your president has a diminishing rating compared to the other presidents you have. He's really trying to get your sympathy hey, what did he do to reconcile? Well he though; "F*** it lets make it a drama series, and I bet I'm the protagonist here." Just to get that high rating and a continuous leadership of a government. Politics are full of crap. By the way if you start a war, you wouldn't win. Please, the UN does not approve of your politics and your racism it's too much. That's why real educated and friendly Chinese and Taiwanese are here in the Philippines. They're business tycoons here. I bet your country has no local business tycoons because of your politicians’ greediness.
May 30, 2013    preciosoaromin@
Our investigators found scratches on boat bow.....we will see who is telling the truth...
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President Ma Ying-jeou embraces a family member of Hung Shih-chen (洪石成), the fisherman who was shot dead on May 9 by Philippine coast guards while operating in the South China Sea, on Pingtung County's outlying Siaoliouciou (小琉球), yesterday. The president traveled to the island to offer his condolences to Hung's family. (CNA)



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