The impasse at the Scarborough Shoal between the Philippines and China have now reached the Internet. The Philippine government has said in a statement that three of it's Web sites have been attacked by alleged Chinese hackers.
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The Philippines said alleged Chinese hackers attacked three websites maintained by President Benigno Aquinoâ€™s office on Monday. The attacks came shortly after the government said it would raise its concerns with the United States over an increasingly tense territorial sea dispute with China. Aquinoâ€™s office, in a statement, said a â€œsignificant spike in traffic with malicious URL requestsâ€ flooded the presidentâ€™s official gazette (www.gov.ph) and two other websites (www.pcdspo.gov.ph, www.malacanang.gov.ph) run by his communications team. â€œInformation gathered through our data analysis indicated that the attack originated from IP (internet protocol) addresses were assigned to Chinese networks,â€ the statement said. The attack caused a â€œtemporary disruption of service,â€ the statement added.