MANILA – A Philippine hacker has posted online what he claimed to be the personal mobile telephone numbers President Benigno Aquino III, an act denounced as “cybervandalism” by a presidential spokesman Saturday.
Aquino spokesman Ricky Carandang would not confirm if the numbers were really the president’s or if their release on the Internet had compromised state secrets or the president’s personal security.
“It’s cybervandalism plain and simple,” Carandang said. “We’re dealing with it. That’s all I can say for now.”
The three “Personal Mobile Number(s)” were posted late Friday on the Facebook site of a user named “#pR.is0n3r.” All three phone numbers were apparently no longer working Saturday morning.
The site owner urged his followers, who numbered more than 9,000 as of Saturday, to communicate directly with Acquino.