UST Museum website hacked, shows 'warning from China 1937CN team'

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The website of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum of Arts and Sciences was hacked Monday night (June 8).

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The website of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum of Arts and Sciences was hacked Monday night (June 8) and the bold statement that greeted netizens who visited the site was not at all welcoming.

"[F**K] VIETNAM PHILIPPINES JOINT ACTOIN," the digital poster read, followed by the hastag: #Op CHINA ACTION IS IGNORANCE!

The electronic poster, which stood in the place of the website's home page, also featured other bold statements. Although written in broken English, the said statements seemed to touch on the ongoing territorial disputes over the West Philippine Sea.

"Vietnam the Philippines only the United States, Japan, restrict China's pawn. South China Sea is China's inherent territory," the site read.

And as if to seal the message, the banner also said: "THIS IS A WARNING FROM CHINA 1937CN TEAM."

Also accompanying the page were snippets of music reminiscent of an action film's soundtrack.

No statement from UST yet

Although The Varsitarian, the university's official student publication, reported the hacking incident via Twitter, it confirmed that UST officials have yet to issue a statement explaining the alleged hacking.

 

Netizens, on the other hand, were quick to pick up the topic on social media.