Result of probe into alleged COMELEC hack out this week, says spokesman

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Posted at Jan 11 2022 07:14 AM | Updated as of Jan 11 2022 10:09 AM

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MANILA -- Commission on Elections (COMELEC) spokesman James Jimenez on Tuesday said the agency will produce a final report this week in its investigation into an alleged data breach.

"Bago matapos itong linggo makakapaglabas tayo ng final report ‘no tungkol diyan ano kasi ngayong umaga palang sisimulan na natin yung pagpupulong natin with all of our different units para makita natin kung ano ba talaga nangyari," he told TeleRadyo.

Election information that was supposed to have been hacked do not exist yet, Jimenez said in the wake of a media report. 

He said the commission has not started a so-called "configuration" process that would have generated usernames and personal identification numbers of the vote-counting machines. 

The Manila Bulletin (MB) on Monday said its Technews Team has verified information from an unnamed source about the supposed hacking that took place Saturday.

"Iyong kini-claim na nakuha (data), hindi pa nag-eexist," Jimenez said in an interview.

He said an investigation into the alleged hack will be finished this week.