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Our election result portal was [email protected] by hackers from Asia during Ekiti and Osun Guber polls —INEC – Instablog9ja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says its result viewing (IReV) portal has come under [email protected] from hackers across the world.
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Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this while delivering a keynote address at a stakeholders’ conference on election result management on Friday in Abuja.
The conference was organised by YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation (CSO), to launch the election result analysis dashboard (ERAD) report agenda.
Yakubu said the commission has recorded several attempts to hack the cyber security system of the result viewing portal.
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“Another technical concern for us is the repeated attempts to break through our cyber security system for the portal,” he said. 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.
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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.”