Tagum City – Malicious intent to bring down one of the platforms of the city in rendering public service, is one of the angles that the Tagum City Public Education and Employment Services Office’s administrators are currently looking at following the hacking incident of their Facebook page last October 25.
The Tagum City PEESO Facebook page is a vital platform for information and dissemination activity of the office which boasts of more than 67,000 followers. The page is considered to be one of the most followed pages of the City Government of Tagum as well.
During the day of the incident, PEESO head Rogeneth Pagdilao Llanos and her team noticed that none of them can access the Facebook page. Right after, series of random videos were posted on the page which were not connected in any of their programs.
Afterwards, they contacted the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center led by Undersecretary Cezar Mancao for advice and later announced publicly of the possible breach.
Tagum PEESO caters to education and employment opportunities which are very important especially during this time of pandemic where new normal set up of learning is imposed and rendered many Tagumenyos jobless due to adverse effect on our economy. Through the help of the investigation team, PEESO finally reclaimed their management of the said page and forwarded the name of the hacker to the authorities.
Investigation is still on going.
Tagum PEESO expressed their eternal gratefulness to Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center and their team for the quick response. Adding, that certain measures were put into place to further secure the Facebook page which plays a huge part in their information dissemination about their various programs.
The City Government of Tagum likewise warns the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious accounts that may mimic the official pages of the city. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum