falls victim to Dot.PH hack

Dot.PH, the official domain registry of the Philippines was hacked Saturday afternoon with the country’s number one classified ads site,, falling victim to a DNS change.

sulit announcement

According to, entering will redirect you to, another local classified ads portal. This is done by simply changing the DNS server of the domain on the domain registar (dotPH) to point to another host (

RJ David, Sulit’s co-founder and current managing director, said that a group called Anonymous Iligan claimed responsibility for the DotPH hack. The hackers said that they found a vulnerability on the DotPH site that allowed them to change the DNS details on’s account. immediately issued a statement on their Twitter that all data, application and servers are unaffected and are intact.

Unfortunately, DotPH was closed since Friday and will resume office on Monday so nobody was responding to Sulit’s e-mails and calls.

UPDATE (1) 11:00PM: is getting a “œPage cannot be displayed” error message.

UPDATE (2) 11:50PM: is already back online.

[via Newsbytes.PH]
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  • test mike, test mike..

  • rowiec

    still not working 🙁

  • We’re in the middle of an extensive security check to verify the integrity of our system.

    In the meantime, we’re putting in place added measures that will allow domain owners to lock their accounts so that changes to domain records will NOT be allowed online, and changes will only be made once we receive written confirmation from the domain owner. If you own a domain and want to have this feature implemented, please email [email protected] or call 637-2104 to 05.

    dotPH does have customer support after office hours and on weekends. Just leave a voicemail after calling our office numbers and we’ll get back to you within 4 to 8 hours, often much sooner. But in light of this incident, we’re definitely also looking at ways to speed up the response time.

    Emil Avancena
    The Philippine Domain Registry.

  • gregori

    anyone interested?dox on the dotph hackers

  • is not yet working! the last time i checked was December 5

  • it’s working!!! 🙂

  • What ? !!! DNS? … NAdala lang kayo sa technical terms na yan… Simpleng page redirection ang yan. XSS Vulnerability. to oh.