Pinoy Media Center, publisher of Pinoy weekly, said in a statement over the weekend that it was subjected to an intense distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack from still unnamed entities.
A DDoS attack works by attempting to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.
Pinoy Weekly had just posted their in-depth stories about the fight against Marcos-Duterte alliance, price hikes, and analysis on the people’s agenda for the upcoming 2022 elections when the attacks happened.
“We fear it may again be subject to an attack in the next few hours or days,” Pinoy Media Center said.
Back 2018 and 2019, it was one of the three sites—Bulatlat and Kodao included—targeted by DDoS attacks that were linked to Philippine IT firms.
Upon investigation, this year’s cyber attacks on Bulatlat and Kodao we’re traced to infrastructure owned by the Philippine Army. While Pinoy Weekly has yet to trace where the attacks came from, the news outlet is determined to believe that it was the work of similar state forces.
The group is committed to continue its work despite the cyberattacks.