Jason Murdock reports:
Law enforcement authorities in the Philippines have arrested a second suspect in relation to the hack and defacement of the country’s electoral commission, that resulted in the loss of up to 55 million voter records. In a press conference held on 29 April, Andres Bautista, the chairperson of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), identified a 23-year-old man called Jonnel De Asis as one the ringleaders of ‘Anonymous Philippines’, which reportedly orchestrated part of the attack on 27 March.
Speaking exclusively to IBTimes UK, a member purporting to be from the LulzSec Pilipinas group echoed the claim the hack was carried out to “expose how vulnerable the Comelec website is” however denied the two groups were working tightly together.
“We already had access to the website months ago before Anonymous Philippines defaced it. We saw the opportunity to join the fun,” our source said. “Regarding the arrest, [they can] find us if they can. We will just watch and enjoy the lulz”
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