Targeting of Philippine dissident websites
Date of report
  • July 2021
  • Philippine Army
Units in the Philippine Army are believed to be behind a series of DDoS attacks launched against two opposition websites, Bulatlat and Altermidya. The attacks brought the websites down for a few hours but did not cause any lasting damage.
Suspected victims
  • Two Philippine opposition news outlets, Bulatlat and Altermidya
Suspected state sponsor
  • The Philippines
Type of incident
  • Denial of service
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Yes
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response