Suspected COMELEC website hacker arrested by the NBI

Suspected COMELEC website hacker arrested by the NBI




The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division has arrested the alleged hacker of the Commission on Elections website.

The suspect was arrested in Metro Manila Wednesday night, April 20. According to tweets posted by journalist Zyann Ambrosio, COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista said that the hacker admitted that he defaced the COMELEC website.

Bautista also added that the hacking will not affect the upcoming elections except for the COMELEC website features like precinct finder.

The NBI is now determining if the suspect is involved in the hacking of other government websites.

Anonymous PH defaced the COMELEC website back in March. Another group, Lulzsec Pilipinas, has then uploaded the site’s database which includes personal information of 55 million registered voters to public domain. According to Trend Micro, it was considered as the biggest breach of any government data.

source: Zyann Ambrosio, Inquirer



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. Bogart says:

    ambata a. hmmmm

  2. Easy E says:

    fall guy.

  3. Aki says:

    kung ako sa kanila, kukunin ko yan sa serbisyo.. gawin nilang ASSET imbes na SUSPECT.

  4. anon says:

    hahahahahahaha NBI may resources para maka track ng hacker, HIMALA, ang bilis rin mahanap … tapos amin agad yung suspect, ginagawa lang tanga…

  5. Buster says:

    I don’t believe this shit!

  6. anz says:

    pinag tatawanan lang sila ng mga totoong hackers nyan

  7. ???? ????? says:

    natatandaan ko nuon may na arresto rin na hacker na gumamit lang ng computer sa isang internet shop.sa tingin ko ang itong batang ito at yung dating naaresto ay napagbintangan lang.

  8. Pons says:

    His is a fall guy. How can he be an expert who can exploit other infrastructure’s security when he himself cannot protect his security? The real hacker has more reason to laugh at the government right now.

  9. BIKTIMA KAMI LAHAT NG COMELEAKS says:

    COMELEC HAS TOTALLY LOST
    ALL THE REMAINING CREDIBILITY
    THAT IT BEARS… AS IF THERE’S
    STILL ANY LEFT.

    THE ONLY HONORABLE WAY OUT
    NOW IS FOR ALL THE COMELEC
    LEADERSHIP TO RESIGN &
    SAVE FACE NOT ONLY FOR
    THEMSELVES BUT FOR THE
    COUNTRY AS A WHOLE…

    ANYTHING LESS IS UTTER
    STUPIDITY & BLATANT
    “KAKAPALAN NG
    MUKHA” !!!

    THE FILIPINO IS HONORABLE…
    HE IS NEVER STUPID
    & NO WAY “MAKAPAL” !!!

    GETS MO COMELEC ???
    NOW SHOW US YOUR TRUE FACE…

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