2023 Election: Foreign hackers attacking our database – INEC Chairman

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has raised the alarm of attempts by foreign hackers to break into the commission’s database.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday 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, explained that the attacks are 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 can not 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 reported.

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