PLDT says hacked Twitter account 'recovered, ready to serve'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 28 2020 02:09 PM | Updated as of May 28 2020 03:06 PM

A screen capture of what appears to be a hacker post on PLDT Inc's customer service Twitter. ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- PLDT Inc said Thursday it recovered its verified customer service account on Twitter shortly after it was hacked with a post from a group that identified itself as Anonymous.

"Our @PLDT_Cares Twitter account has been recovered and is now ready to serve," PLDT Inc said in a statement.

PLDT assured the public that the "security issue" was limited to the said Twitter account and that its network and services were unaffected.

Despite restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, PLDT continuously invested in its fiber and LTE network rollout to meet demand, it said. 

The unauthorized post, which was removed, read: "As the pandemic arises, Filipinos need fast internet to communicate with their loved ones. Do your job."

"The corrupt fear us, the honest support us, the heroic join us. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget . Expect us," it said.