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AMID REPORT THAT THE POLL BODY'S SERVER HAS BEEN HACKED

Comelec sees ‘no evidence of any sort of breach’ in system even if validation still ongoing

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 06:37 PM January 12, 2022
Comelec sees 'no evidence of any sort of breach' in system even if validation still ongoing

Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday said there is “no evidence of any sort of breach” in its servers as alleged in a report.

Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez, however, said the poll body’s validation of the report is still ongoing.

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A news article published earlier this week claims that Comelec’s server has been hacked and culprits were able to steal data including usernames and personal identification numbers (PIN) of vote-counting machines.

Jimenez said the Comelec welcomes investigations into the incident as they are “very eager to participate” in the inquiries.

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“We see no evidence of any sort of breach, but as we said earlier we are working hard to validate these allegations because we understand how important it is,” he said in a press briefing.

“Many have called for investigations and the Comelec welcomes their investigations. We are very eager to participate in these exercises,” he added.

Jimenez likewise said the poll body has “confidence” in the security of its systems and procedures to ensure that its “data is hardened and cannot be unlawfully accessed.”

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon has denied a news report on the alleged hacking of the poll body’s servers.

Malacañang has expressed worry over the report.

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