Philippines Election Commission Investigates Claim 'Server Hacked'

Philippines Election Commission Investigates Claim 'Server Hacked'

The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said Monday it was investigating an allegation its server was “hacked” after the Manila Bulletin published an article making the claim earlier that same day, Yahoo News Philippines reported.

“The COMELEC is presently validating the allegations of the article published by the Manila Bulletin, specifically whether COMELEC systems have, in fact, been compromised,” the commission’s spokesman, James Jimenez, wrote in a statement issued on January 10.

COMELEC enforces all laws and regulations related to Philippine elections. The Philippines is scheduled to hold a general election on May 9 for executive and legislative branches of the country’s government. The Manila Bulletin, the Philippines’ second-oldest newspaper, published an article on January 10 claiming COMELEC’s server was hacked on January 8 in a

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