PRC hacked, restored, now back online

Almost twelve hours ago, more or less, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) website was hacked. Now, it is back online at approximately noontime of the day after April Fools' Day. We followed the developments of this story.

Between noontime to 4 'clock of 1 April 2009: the website was defaced by hackers who call themselves "LinuXploit_crew". The main page appeared blank with only the words "Hacked by linuXploit_crew =) by DeRf-, Hualdo and _serial_killer_" left as evidence. (Read the full original story here). The sub pages, however, remained accessible.

Between 8 o'clock to 12 noon of 2 April 2009: the entire website was inaccessible even with Google Search sitelinks used to gain access.

Lunchtime: the website was back online and the main page was restored. The entire website is again accessible on the internet.

Congratulations to the webmasters for bringing the PRC website back online.

On another equally important score, the PRC released the March 2009 Electronics Engineering Examination results after the restoration. You can view the list of ECE Board Exam successful examinees on this link.