April 8, 2023 –The Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development would like to inform the public, especially our stakeholders from the media, the research community, and various government and non-government institutions, that the official Facebook page of the council was hacked on April 7, 2023, at 12 a.m.
As soon as we learned about the incident, we notified Facebook's parent company, Meta. DOST-PCIEERD is working closely with Meta to ensure that our services are not hampered in any way and to regain access to and control over our page.
We are aware of the value of our Facebook page to our clients who want to stay in touch. We want to reassure you that we are making every effort to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Data security for our clients is a key concern for us. We acknowledge that the page breach may have alarmed and perplexed some of our followers. Yet our services, client information, and systems we deploy were unaffected by this problem. We will continue to provide the same level of attention and support to our stakeholders.
Nonetheless, as a precaution, we ask those who follow our Facebook page to be wary of any odd online posts or behaviors and to report them right away to either our organization or Facebook.
We are committed to ensuring that this matter is resolved quickly, effectively, and with the utmost regard for PCIEERD's core values: integrity, innovation, and excellence.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support.