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Filipino hacker JJ Maria Giner pleaded guilty on Wednesday to hacking the government portal “gov.ph” and other government websites, making this the first Philippine hacking case to have ended in a conviction, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said.

According to Criminal Case No. 419672-CR filed at Branch 14 of the Metropolitan Trial Court of Manila under Judge Rosalyn Mislos-Loja, a copy which was shown to INQ7.net, Giner was sentenced to one to two years of imprisonment and will pay a fine of 100,000 pesos.

However, Giner immediately applied for probation, which was eventually granted by the court during Wednesday’s arraignment, the DoJ said.

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