2023 Elections in Danger as INEC Discloses "repeated attempts to break through our cyber security"

2023 Elections in Danger as INEC Discloses "repeated attempts to break through our cyber security"

  • INEC chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, has revealed that the commission experienced lots of cyber attacks on its collation results website during Ekiti and Osun election
  • Yakubu disclosed that multiple attacks on the commission's portal were reported in different parts of the world, as far as Asia
  • While urging the people to remain calm, the commission boss maintained that they have been vigilant and keep securing the cyber

FCT, Abuja - There is an imminent threat to the 2023 general elections as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reveals its result viewing (IReV) portal has experienced attacks from multiple hackers across the world.

Legit.ng regional correspondence reported that the chairman of the INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu, said this while giving his keynote address at a stakeholders’ conference on election result management in Abuja on Friday, September 9.

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INEC says there are several security attacks on its server during Ekiti and Osun Election Photo Credit: INEC Nigeria
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The conference, which was organized by a civil society organization (CSO), Yiaga Africa, was to launch the election result analysis dashboard (ERAD) report agenda.

The INEC boss revealed that several attempts to hack the cyber security system of the result viewing portal have been experienced by the commission.

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Mahmoud said:

“Another technical concern for us is the repeated attempts to break through our cyber security system for the portal
“Our engineers reported several cyberattacks on the portal during the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections, some of them from as far as Asia. I am glad to note that all of them failed.
“However, while we are confident in the security solutions that we have deployed for IReV and all our web presence, we must remain vigilant and continue to strengthen our defences. We have tasked our engineers to do everything possible to fully protect the IReV and all our web resources.”

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APC draws battle line with INEC, insists Lawan, Akpabio must be recognized

Legit.ng has earlier reported that the ruling APC has insisted that the senate president, Ahmed Lawan and former minister of Niger Delta Affair, Godswill Akpabio remain its senatorial candidate.

The spokesperson of the party, Felix Morka, said yesterday that Akpabio and Lawan remain the senatorial candidates for Akwa Ibom north-west and Yobe North.

In response to a comment credited to the INEC's commissioner for information and chairman voter education, Festus Okoye, this party said that the duo were not recognized by the commission.

Source: Legit.ng

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