PHILIPPINES: Yellow Media Hacked!

IMG_2485.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos trying to tune it to their favorite television news programs this morning got the suprise of their lives.  Their TV screens went — not black — but yellow, bright yellow.  They could hear the news but all they could do was stare at the yellow glare.  Interestingly, only ABS-CBN and GMA news seemed to have been affected.

Subscribers to the national daily newspaper, The Inquirer, were also reporting that their copy of today’s paper showed a rectangular yellow box across the front page.

Then, Rappler was reported trying to fix a glitch that hit their online news site which also showed a yellow box on their home page.

As investigators were trying to identify the reason for the unusual phenomenon, a group calling itself ‘Anyaremous’ (no connection to the group Anonymous) claimed responsibility and said that the hack was in retaliation for a bill recently filed in the Senate that seeks to ban and penalize fake news.

This is a developing story. Check back with The Adobo Chronicles for updates.

 

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