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Manila Bulletin

NPC: With no server hacked, Comelec not liable for DPA violation

The National Privacy Commission noted that the pieces of evidence gathered by its Complaints and Investigation Division proved that the Comelec servers or its systems were not breached, as opposed to the report of Manila Bulletin that falsely claimed that the hacked data included information that could have affected the 2022 elections.

In House hearing, Comelec reiterates NBI finding ruling out hacking

Top officials of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) told a House committee hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 2, that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already ruled out any breach of its servers, contrary to a report of the Manila Bulletin.

Lacson’s cybersecurity team says Comelec servers not hacked

Sen. Panfilo Lacson said while Comelec’s servers may not have been hacked, the poll body should remain on guard against possible unauthorized access to its data as the May polls draw closer.

CICC concurs with DICT finding of no Comelec hacking

During a congressional hearing on Friday, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez asked how the Manila Bulletin was able to "verify" the hacking of its servers but the publication was not able to address the query.

DICT says initial probe shows no proof of Comelec hacking

The DICT said preliminary findings suggest that a hack was not possible due to the Vote-Counting Machine (VCM) system being offline and the lack of existing data on the Automated Election System (AES) that could be breached.

Debunked hacking claim meant to cast doubt on Comelec, polls: solon

In a statement, BHW party-list representative Angelica Natasha Co said the debunked Comelec hacking claim “is an attempt to cast seeds of doubt in the minds of the public on an IT matter that is beyond their understanding.”

Comelec cited for quickly debunking MB claim of hacking

Agusan del Norte representative Lawrence Fortun said in a statement that the Manila Bulletin report was apparently erroneous as “[i]t appears now the alleged hacked files do not exist.”
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