The official Twitter account of Maine Mendoza, aka Yaya Dub was hacked this early Tuesday morning, November 3, 2015. The hackers identified themselves as Anonymous Philippines, which send four tweets using her Twitter account that day. The group is promoting anti-corruption protest dubbed as the Million Mask March 2015, using various hashtags.
“Sorry po if napadaan kami sa account ni yayadub, ibabalik din namin to sa tunay na may-ari…Nagmamahal, Anonymous Philippines.” (Sorry if we’ve passed by the account of Yaya Dub, we will be returning this to the real owner.) The tweet on Maine Mendoza’s Twitter account (@mainedcm) reads. The first tweet has a link to their Facebook Timeline photos.
The second tweet contains the cover photo of Anonymous Philippines Facebook page, along with the hashtags #AnonPH, #Anonymous, #MillionMaskMarch and #MMM2k15. The fourth contains a link to their 4:08-minute Facebook video uploaded October 21, with their strong message against corruption, greed, hunger, war, and other significant problems around the world.
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On October 3, 2012, Anonymous Philippines hacked the websites of various government agencies in protest of the Cybercrime Prevention Act which took effect that day. The hacked websites include the Philippine government’s website. Last September, the same hacker group hacked the official website of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).
Maine Mendoza’s Twitter account has now 2.4 million followers and has been verified by Twitter last October 1, nearly two months after her AlDub love team with Alden Richards started. Since she became Yaya Dub, Maine’s Twitter has become the third fastest growing celebrity profile in the world, next to international singers, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
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Credit: Maine Mendoza Twitter
AlDub hashtags have been breaking records, with the hashtag ALDubEBTamangPanahon having 41 million tweets, beating the 35.6 million tweets.of the 2014 hashtag #WorldCup. As of posting, it’s not yet clear how Yaya Dub’s Twitter account has hacked and the said tweets have been deleted. Maine Mendoza has not yet tweeted again. Twitter is still to comment on this latest hacking issue.
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