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Comelec Data Breach Keeps Getting Worse: More Than 220K Emails Included In Breach

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Security expert also shows other sensitive information was leaked

If you thought that the breach of the Commission on Election’s data couldn’t get any worse, you’re wrong – security expert Troy Hunt, the guy who maintains Have I Been Pwned says that approximately 228,605 email addresses associated with the votes included in the database of the Comelec may have been compromised and are now out in the wild.

Earlier last week security firm Trend Micro said that sensitive personal information was revealed in the database hack, which is now being called the biggest government-related data breach in history. Conveniently enough, Comelec has downplayed the hack, saying that no sensitive information was disclosed.

Mr. Hunt doesn’t agree, and has the data to prove it. Included in the breach is the name, vital statistics, biometrics, names of their father and mother (including the maiden name) as well as their physical address, gender, marital status, where they were born, where they currently reside, their profession and phone number. That’s enough information for any determined fraudster to gain access to the person’s email account and bank account, not to mention pry more information from the mark using social engineering.

You can check to see if your email address is part of the leak by going to the site here.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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3 Comments

  1. Ung hackers nalang kaya ang mag pa ELECTION, sila naman mas magaling sa Comelec diba. Hayaaan nalang natin yan. Pasakop tau sa Anonymous.

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