PRC Website is NOT a Malware Site!

The Philippine Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) website has been hacked.

I am supposed to visit the PRC website to get its complete URL so I can link to it my post about the recent CIT-ECE Fellowship and also view the June 2009 Nursing Board Exam Result. But after googling “PRC” and clicking on the first URL in the search result page, I was diverted to Google Safe Browsing page prc.gov.ph. which shows diagnostic page for


According to Google, of the 81 pages tested on PRC website over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited the site was yesterday, July 25th, and the last time suspicious content was found on the site was on the 14th of this month.

In addition to Google’s diagnostic, as of today BadwareBusters.org flagged PRC website as currently having a “badware” activity. Part of the PRC website has indeed been listed as having a suspicious activity. However, it hasn’t hosted any malicious software over the past 90 days – thus prc.gov.ph is not a malware site. McAfee SiteAdvisor tested PRC website and didn’t find any significant problem.

Nevertheless, visitors are being reminded that visiting PRC website may still harm personal computers.

I visited the site today just for curiosity despite of the warning. But I did it with disabled JavaScript on Firefox. I tried viewing the site source code to check for malware links, but Firefox prevented me to do so. So I’ve just took a snapshot of the homepage as shown below.

PRC hacked website
If you really want to visit PRC website, I’ll suggest disabling Java and JavaScript – but do it at your own risk.

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  • Jose Dennio

    Baka naman may nanghack ng site nila? I guess PRC should address this because it is their fastest way to connect with the people who would be needing their services.

  • Bert Padilla

    Hello Dennio… Yeah, the PRC website has been hacked… In fact there are links injected on its source code which divert visitors to the malware site.
    I think PRC IT personnel need to take actions on this, as more and more people are saying that they just relied on the other sources as of the moment to get informed regarding the latest nursing board exam…

  • Kevin

    Naka flagged pa rin ng Google ang PRC website. It means that until now, PRC personnel were not able to fix the problem…

  • Bert Padilla

    I visited back the PRC website just today, and it's still flagged as suspicious site by Google. In Yahoo, PRC is not flagged as malicious site on its SERP but once visited, the browser such as Firefox blocked the site – thus preventing users from getting into possible danger.