“Hacking Attempts On Our Website” -NEC Alleges, reports to Justice Ministry

MONROVIA – The National Elections Commission (NEC) has alleged that “it has come to the attention of the National Elections Commission (NEC), that since the 30 June 2022 announcement of the first tallied results from the 28 June 2022 Lofa County Senatorial By-election, there have been attempts by some unknown persons to hack the public service information of the National Elections Commission website to distort the information and to spread misinformation to the public about the results of the just ended Lofa Senatorial by-election”.

The Commission has meanwhile informed the Ministry Justice about the matter, a release issued over the weekend by NEC said.

It can be recalled that following the pronouncement of the first provisional results of the election and those were not privileged to have listened to the pronouncement visited the website of the commission only to find to find out that the results wasn’t posted or was posted and was removed from the site, triggering concerns that the results must have either been comprised or the electoral umpire was allegedly up for short changing the electorates with manipulated results. However, allaying fear of any wrongdoing by the institution, the commission issued the release alleging that there have been “hacking attempts” by unknown persons on its official website.

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