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COMELEC SERVERS ALLEGEDLY HACKED WITH 60GB DATA DOWNLOADED INCLUDING VOTER'S INFO, PASSWORDS, PINS OF VOTERS COUNTING MACHINE - REPORT

 At least 60GB of data was downloaded by alleged hacking activity on COMELEC servers, including voters information, passwords, PINS of vote counting machines and more, that could possibly affect the upcoming elections, according to Manila Bulletin report on Monday, January 10. 




The Comelec Steering Committee, responsible for the preparations ahead of the May 9, 2022 elections, did not immediately respond to request for comment, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez told Manila Bulletin.





“The other downloaded files were 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,” the report read.



According to the report hackers were also able to obtain information such as "the 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."



The Bulletin's Technews said a "source" on Saturday, January 8, received information about the ongoing hack of the poll body's servers. 



The Bulletin also said that they contacted Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez on the matter after they confirmed the incident.

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