PhL Comelec official calls data breach report ‘fake news’

Jauhn Etienne Villaruel reports:

A Commission on Elections (Comelec) official for the first time on Wednesday categorically denied its systems were hacked that allegedly compromised sensitive data as claimed by a newspaper report published Monday.

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In a tweet, Comelec commissioner Rowena Guanzon labelled as “fake news” the Manila Bulletin (MB) story that hackers allegedly were able to break into the poll body’s servers and downloaded 60-gigabytes worth of data.

“FAKE NEWS: Comelec server was hacked, not true. Manila Bulletin editor must verify,” Guanzon said in a tweet.

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