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Solicitor General Jose Calida has assured that he will hunt down those who hacked last Tuesday (Dec. 1) the website of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and protested the closure of ABS-CBN network.

“The OSG will see to it that the individuals and institutions behind this act will be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extend of the law,” the OSG said in a statement.

The OSG recounted that a group calling itself Phantom Troupe was able to access the and displayed the message “Stop blackmailing the NTC! Give ABS-CBN provisional authority!”

In the meantime, the OSG assured the public that “this incident is being taken seriously.”

“We have augmented our security measures as we assess and investigate,” it said.

“We have also engaged the assistance of the intelligence and investigation agencies of the government in identifying the individuals and institutions responsible for this malicious act,” it added.

The OSG said what happened to its website is “a criminal offense under the Cybercrime Law” and those found guilty for violating the law will be “punished with up to 12 years imprisonment or a fine of up to a maximum amount commensurate to the damage incurred or both.”

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