Ph: ‘Media was right’: Lawmakers confirm data breach, hacking of voters’ info

Joseph Pedrajas reports that there is an update to the alleged data breach that a Commission on Elections official called “fake news:

After about two months of investigation and various denials from different concerned agencies, lawmakers on Thursday, March 17 confirmed that there was “indeed a security breach” in the operations of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) service contractor, Smartmatic.

Senator Imee Marcos, chairperson of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee (JCOC) on the Automated Election System, told reporters that the data breach compromises “the processes and operations of Smartmatic in very serious ways”.

Although Marcos didn’t consider the data breach as hacking, Senate President Vicent “Tito” Sotto said “technically, it was a hacking.”

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