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‘Hacker’ of Comelec website arrested

Comelec defaced site

MANILA — The alleged hacker of the Commission on Elections website was arrested on Wednesday night and is now in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation Cybercrime Division.

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NBI Director Virgilio Mendez said the suspect was apprehended somewhere in Metro Manila after weeks of digital and human surveillance.

A press conference will be called later this morning about the arrest of the suspect, according to Mendez.

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The Comelec website was defaced last March 28 by a group of hacktivists who identified themselves as the Anonymous Philippines.  SFM

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