Abuja – Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says foreign hackers have started attacking the database of the commission.
The Chairman of INEC,
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja at the annual National Conference of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents,( NAJUC) with the theme, ‘2023 General Elections; Judiciary and Sustainability of Nigeria’s Democracy.’
Yakubu, who was represented by the deputy director of ICT, Dr Lawrence Bayode, spoke on Thursday.
He explained that the attacks were from different parts of the world, not just Nigeria.
“We were looking at the system on Wednesday, 25th of January, and we were seeing that people were trying to come into the system from France, but we are also putting some things in place.
“You cannot build a house without putting a door, burglary or window.
“We have done our best to ensure that our system is secured,” he said.
Speaking further, he assured that the Result Viewing Portal, IReV, and the backend are well secured to prevent any attack.(Daily Trust)
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