Foreign hackers are attacking our database – INEC Chairman

Foreign hackers are attacking our database - INEC Chairman

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has expressed concern over foreign hackers attacking the commission’s database.

The 2023 General Elections; Judiciary and Sustainability of Nigeria’s Democracy was the focus of Yakubu’s address on January 26 at the 2022 National Conference of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents (NAJUC) in Abuja.

The attacks are not merely coming from Nigeria, according to the INEC chairman, who was represented by the deputy director of ICT, Dr. Lawrence Bayode.

He said;

“We were looking at the system yesterday and we were seeing that people were trying to come into the system from France but we also are putting some things in place.

“You can’t build a house and you will not put a door, window or burglary; we have done our best to ensure that our system is secured.”

The INEC official also disclosed that the Result Viewing Portal (IReV) and the backend are well-secured to prevent any attack.

He concluded by stating that there would be no voting without the permanent voter cards (PVC) and accreditation as provided in Section 47(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022.


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