Penetrate the Election Commission in the Philippines and the theft of sensitive information to some 55 million voters

Apr

12

2016

A company specializing in information security said that the personal information of more than 50 million Filipino citizen robbed of a breakthrough committee Philippine elections.

According to the company , “Trend Micro” Trend Micro, the hack has a tremendous amount of very sensitive personal data, including fingerprints of about 15.8 million individual and numbers of passports and end dates for the 1.3 million voters abroad.

It has been hacked the website of the election commission Comelec on 27 March / last March by a group calling itself “Anonymous Philippines” Anonymous Philippines, a local branch of the group “Anonymous,” known.

Pirates of distorting the main page with a message accusing the Election Commission of not doing enough to ensure the security of the voting machines used in the upcoming elections in the country.

She says the message left by the pirates, “one of the processes that people exercise their sovereignty by voting in the elections.” “But what happens when it confuses a lot of questions on the electoral process and the controversy? Is it still the government can ensure that the sovereignty of the people supported? “.

On the same day, it has a different set but related, called “LulzSec Pilipinas” LulzSec Pilipinas publishing a link on the Internet what it said it fully own election commission database.

The database contains that size was 338 Jijaaata on about 75.3 million individual entry in the electoral register, 54.28 of which is described as unacceptable – the same registered voters in the Philippines number, amounting to 54.36 million.

According to Trend Micro, that makes this breakthrough, “the largest breach of the data associated with the government in history,” surpassing penetrate Management Office US personnel in the past year, and even what was rumored last week to penetrate the Turkish citizenship database, which affected about 49 million people, the equivalent of half of the population in Turkey.

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