Leaked Data from Comelec Website Allegedly Used to Produce “Yes to Mar” I.D.

MANILA, Philippines- A netizen who allegedly received a “Yes to Mar” I.D. has accused the administration of taking advantage of the leaked database from the defaced Commission on Elections (Comelec) website.

According to a certain Hera Adriana Cai Consunji, a “Yes to Mar” I.D. containing her personal information was delivered at their home. Since she didn’t sign up for an application form for the I.D., Consunji was confused how details such as her full name, address, birth date and Comelec Voter’s information were obtained.

But upon seeing her photo on the I.D., Consunji realized that it was the same photo taken inside the Comelec office 6 years ago. This led her to the conclusion that her voter’s personal data, which was supposedly leaked from the Comelec website, was used in order to produce the said I.D.

She wrote: “Napakadungis at napakadumi ng halalan ngayon at dahil sa pangyayaring ito mas lalo lang akong nawalan ng respeto sa kasalukuyang administrasyon. Kaya pala napakakampante nila dahil may hidden agenda na sila.”

(The upcoming election is filled within dirty tricks. I have lost my respect for the current administration because of things like this. They are complacent because they have a hidden agenda.)

Over 50 million Filipino voters’ data were leaked following the hacking of the Comelec website last March 27.

A search engine called “Philippines, we have your data” which allegedly contains the name, birth date, birth place, address, date of registration as a voter, passport information and fingerprint information of registered voters was put up by a hacker group called LulzSec Philippines.

“The database contains a lot of sensitive information, including fingerprint data and passport information. So, we thought that it would be fun to make a search engine over that data,” the page said.

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