Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has revealed how fraudulent people attempted to hack into the INEC Results Viewing iRev Portal the commissionâ€™s portal during the last Ekiti and Osun elections with a view to changing the polling units-level results but that they failed.
Speaking at a forum in Abuja, the INEC boss however assured that the commission had taken steps to strengthen its digital assets with a view to ensuring foolproof security of all its web-based resources. Although there were concerns that one of the political parties in the Osun election actually succeeded in hacking the portal, the results of which it intended to present at the tribunal, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has dismissed such claims.
“Our engineers reported several cyber attacks 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.”
“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,â€