Data hacking report sa Halalan 2022, bineberipika ng Comelec

Data hacking report sa Halalan 2022, bineberipika ng Comelec

January 11, 2022 @ 7:02 AM 2 weeks ago

Manila, Philippines – Bineberipika na ng Commission on Elections ang ulat ng isang pahayagan ukol sa pag-hack at pagkuha ng aabot sa 60 gigabytes na datos na sinasabing makapagkokompromiso sa integridad ng Halalan 2022.

Sa pahayag ni Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, inimbitahan na nila ang may akda sa ulat “particularly with regard to the ‘verification’ they claim to have carried out.”

“Considering that ‘news’ like this could potentially damage the credibility of the elections, the Comelec stands ready to pursue all available remedies against those who, either deliberately or otherwise, undermine the integrity of the electoral process,” ani Jimenez.

Sinabi naman ni Jimenez na ang ilang datos na naiulat ng Manila Bulletin na umano’y na-access ng hackers ay hindi pa naman umano naipapasok sa system.

Kabilang na rito ang usernames at personal identification numbers ng mga vote counting machine.

“The Comelec is presently validating the allegations of the article published by the Manila Bulletin, specifically whether Comelec systems have, in fact been compromised,” ani Jimenez.

“With no independent verification that a hack has indeed taken place, one thing immediately stands out: the article alleges that the hackers were able to ‘download files that included, among others, usernames and PINS of vote-counting machines (VCM)’,” dagdag pa ng opisyal.

“The fact, however, is that such information still does not exist in Comelec systems simply because the configuration files – which includes usernames and PINs – have not yet been completed,” aniya pa.

“This calls into question the veracity of the hacking claim.”

Sa ulat, sinabi naman ng Manila Bulletin na nadiskubre umano ng kanilang Technews team na pinasok ng hackers ang Comelec system nitong Sabado, ang nakapag-download ng usernames at personal identification numbers ng vote-counting machines.

Ang iba pang mg ana-download na datos ay: “network diagrams, IP addresses, 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.”

“Sensitive data downloaded also included list of overseas absentee voters, location of all voting precincts with details of board of canvassers, all configuration list of the database, and list of all user accounts of Comelec personnel,” ayon sa MBTechnews.

Sa kabilang banda, siniguro naman ni Jimenez ang publiko na ang Comelec ay nakasusunod sa “full and scrupulous compliance with the Data Privacy Act, as well as its continuing cooperation with the National Privacy Commission.” RNT