Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda:
On the denial-of-service attack on PCDSPO-maintained websites
[April 23, 2012]
At around four o’clock in the afternoon of April 23, 2012, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) noticed a significant spike in traffic with malicious URL requests from forged user-agents being channeled to the Official Gazette website (URL: www.gov.ph), to the PCDSPO website (URL: www.pcdspo.gov.ph), and to the Presidential Museum and Library website (URL: www.malacanang.gov.ph), causing our servers to momentarily lag. We determined that this was a denial-of-service attack. Information gathered through our data analysis indicated that the attack originated from IP addresses assigned to Chinese networks.
The PCDSPO is endeavoring to maintain its websites. However, please note that we can expect temporary disruption of service while the attack is ongoing.