Gov.PH sites STILL links Users to Gambling Sites

These Gov.PH sites are sorted by agency to show which of the malware infected sites have been fixed. The next table shows those that still have to be addressed. See backstory here:

Links that have been fixed
Links that still directs users to Gambling and Casino sites

Why are these malware links still working?

Government agencies, like any organization, may experience delays in addressing vulnerabilities for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common include:

What SHOULD Govt Agencies do?

There are several steps that government agencies can take to resolve malware links faster:

It’s worth noting that while these are steps that can be taken to improve the response time to malware links, it’s important to have a comprehensive security strategy that includes preventative, detective, and corrective measures to protect against cyber-attacks.

My thanks to our SecOPs interns from University of Pangasinan for helping to do the verification tasks on each of these sites. The list of malware links came from Eskie Maquilang, penetration testing engineer, KPMG.



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