UP Visayas website down after getting defaced

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 12) - The University of the Philippines Visayas has temporarily taken down its webserver after its website was defaced by hackers.

The school administration assured that a technical team is addressing the problem.

“We have temporarily taken down our webserver after receiving and verifying the information that there was a defacement of the UPV website,” said UP Visayas in a statement.

“The technical team is now doing a security audit of all our systems and is taking the necessary steps to ensure that no further harm will be done," it also said. "They are also proceeding to fix the affected system.”

This is not the first time that a school’s website endured a cyberattack. UP Cebu recently experienced a data breach in its Student Evaluation on Teaching (SET), while San Beda University’s student portal was also hacked.