A public apology by Tridel Technologies is now posted on the site of Inq7.net’s Infotech section:
TRIDEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., through its Board of Directors and Officers, hereby publicly apologizes for the inconvenience that may have been occasioned in unauthorized conduct of “vulnerability test” on the website of INQ7 Interactive, Inc. with address “www.inq7.net” on or about January 26, 2005, without the latter’s consent or authority.
After due consideration, TRIDEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., through its Board of Directors and Officers, hereby acknowledges and fully accepts responsibility for aforesaid act which the Corporation neither tolerates nor acquiesces to.
As gesture of good faith, this public apology is being issued as part of the Compromise Agreement between INQ7 Interactive, Inc. and Tridel Technologies, Inc. and Mr. Arturo H. Samaniego, Jr. that would cause the withdrawal of the case filed by INQ7 Interactive, Inc. against Tridel Technologies, Inc. and Mr. Arturo H. Samaniego, Jr. entitled “DILG-NPC-PNP-CIDG-Roberto Gantuangco vs. Art Samaniego, et. al.” docketed as I.S. No. 2005-697 for violation of RA 8792 pending preliminary investigation before the Department of Justice, Manila.
TRIDEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
This case stemmed from Arturo Samaniego Jr., IT Manager of the Electronic Data Processing department of Manila Bulletin and local Internet service provider Tridel Technologies Inc., doing an unauthorized “vulnerability tests” conducted on INQ7 Interactive Inc.’s website (www.inq7.net) on January 26, 2005.
This is a hacking case under Republic Act No. 8792 or the Philippine Electronic Commerce Act — a warning to people out there trying to have some fun or just being curious. 🙂
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