Comelec servers hacked, over 60GB of data downloaded

Sensitive voter data may have been compromised after a group of hackers was allegedly able to breach the servers of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), according to an exclusive report by Manila Bulletin (MB).

The report states that hackers have downloaded over 60GB of data that could affect the May 2022 elections.

The incident was discovered by the MBTechnews team. They found that the hackers’ group managed to breach the system of the Comelec last Saturday, January 8, 2022, and download files that included usernames and PINS of vote-counting machines (VCM), among others.

The MBTechnews team immediately informed Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez of its findings. Moreover, Jimenez said he would bring the information to the attention of the Comelec Steering Committee.

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Meanwhile, in a call with MBTechnews today, January 10, 2022, Jimenez said he has yet to get a reply from the Comelec Steering Committee.

MBTechnews also noted that other downloaded files include network diagrams, IP addresses, a list of all privileged users, domain admin credentials, list of all passwords and domain policies, access to the ballot handling dashboard, and QR code captures of the bureau of canvassers with login and password.

Furthermore, MB Technews said that a source contacted and provided them with the information regarding the incident last Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Source: Manila Bulletin

4 Responses

  1. Avatar for MaibaLang MaibaLang says:

    Kibit balikat lang ang Comelec kasi ano ba paki-alam nila sa mga ganyang Data. Ipinasa na ito sa Smartmatic, hihintayin nila si Smartmatic na magsabi na “malalala” ang nakuhang mga Data o hindi. Kung mag-reremedyo man ang Comelec (palit password, IP Add, etc) idadaan nila ito sa bidding at kung anu-ano pang “proseso” na naaayon sa saligang batas.

    Sa bandang huli, mamarkahan pa lang ng Botante ang Balota na alam na ng mga PCOS kung sino ang mananalo.

  2. Avatar for bugz bugz says:

    ang delikado dito is ang pag laganap ng mali maling resulta sa results. dapat tingnan ng maigi ang results. tapos bakit nmn ka online ang server e malayu pa nmn ang mag vote ang schedule? i smell something fishy.

  3. Avatar for Glenda Glenda says:

    So trolls and cheaters will be “born” on May 9,2022. Kawawang bayan ko. Voters pls think before casting your ballots! Next Philippine President should be with INTEGRITY, HONEST, TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE, HAVE LEADERSHIP ETHICS AND WITH COMPASSION. A Leader that sees the over all picture of what is going on with our country and prioritized the need of the country and his people. A leader that is proactive and not reactive in making decisions. A leader that have the guts to stand, fight, and protect the Philippines against military threats from countries that wanted to invade our teritorries like China, to have an iron fist to say NO to communism. A leader that will always think about his countryman and every single filipino families first before himself and put GOD in the center of it ALL!!!!

  4. Avatar for fwfwgwfewe fwfwgwfewe says:

    Parang madidiskaril ang election 2022.
    Sana may mga measures yung comelec for this situations.

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