This morning, I tried to check Professional Regulation Commission’s official website, www.prc.gov.ph for some exam result updates so I opened up Mozilla Firefox and searched for “prc” using Google Web Search.
From the search results, I quickly noticed this note, “This site may harm your computer“.
When I clicked the link to PRC’s website, this Warning from Google Web Search came up!
I also tried using Internet Explorer and searched via Google Web Search and the same warnings and pages came up.
I went back to Firefox and used other search engines and this message came up, check image below.
It really looks like that the site is attacked by a hacker and linked it to a third party site with malwares. I went back to Internet Explorer to test other search engines and I actually accessed the PRC site. It seems like Internet Explorer’s security is not that tough though.
According to Google Web Search‘s diagnostic page for www.prc.gov.ph,
“site is listed as suspicious, visiting this web site may harm your computer”.
When Google visited the site, they found out that;
“Of the 63 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-07-15, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-07-14.”
“Malicious software includes 4 scripting exploit(s), 4 trojan(s), 4 exploit(s).”
“Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), 1 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site.”
According to this report by Google Web Search, www.prc.gov.ph is being attacked by a hacker using a third party domain that automatically downloads and installs malicious software to users’ computer without its consent.
I advice you to not to access the site for now until the PRC’s technical department resolve this problem. Also, use Mozilla Firefox for a tighter security. It seems like Internet Explorer is not that tight in blocking malicious sites based on my experiment above.
And make sure that a strong and updated anti-virus software is installed in your computer that’s also capable of blocking malwares, spywares and other harmful internet wares.