Statement on the Hacking of the UP System Twitter Account (@upsystem)

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

 

UPDATE: As of 5:13PM of 26 April 2022, the UP System Twitter account @upsystem, has been retrieved by the UP Media and Public Relations Office, with the assistance of the UP Information Technology Development Center. It has since been posting official content from the University and its units.

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The University of the Philippines Media and Public Relations Office (UP MPRO), which maintains the UP System website (up.edu.ph) and the UP System’s official social media accounts, reports that unknown users took over @upsystem on Twitter at 7:20 PM on 25 April, Monday. Since then, the account has been renamed and has posted content not affiliated with the University.

The UP MPRO has been trying to retrieve the @upsystem account as soon as possible. The incident deprives its online constituency on Twitter, of important announcements, news stories, and other online content that the Office publishes on the University’s website and promotes on its social media accounts.

In the meantime, the Office calls upon the university community members to keep abreast with the latest announcements, news stories, and online features from UP via the official accounts on other social media platforms.

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The UP MPRO assures the public that @upsystem will be recovered and again used in the service of the University community and the Filipino people.

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