The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned of attempts by foreign hackers to breach the commission’s database ahead of the 2023 general election.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, made the announcement 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 the Sustainability of Nigeria’s Democracy.’
Yakubu, who was represented by Dr Lawrence Bayode, the deputy director of ICT, explained that the attacks are coming from all over 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’t build a house without a door, burglary, or window. We have done everything possible to ensure the security of our system.”
Furthermore, he assured that the Result Viewing Portal, IReV, and the backend are well secured to prevent any attack, according to Daily Trust.