The COMELEC hackers are #sorrynotsorry
They said they would hack the site again if they could.
(SPOT.ph) The two hackers who were arrested for breaking into the Commission on Elections website would do it again if only to disprove the poll body's claims regarding the security of its site.
A report from the Philippine Daily Inquirer noted that Paul Biteng and Joenel de Asis do not exactly regret the hacking, which subsequently led to the leaking of voters' personal details, because it sent their message across.
“The [Commission on Elections (COMELEC)] lied when it said its website had strong safeguards. It lied when [its officials] said there was no sensitive [voter] information in the database. So, yes, I’d do it again if only to disprove that,” de Asis was quoted as saying.
However, de Asis said he'd do it another way to ensure only encrypted data would be made public.
If found guilty, de Asis could face up to 80 years in jail, while Biteng faces a maximum of 60 years. It was Biteng who hacked into the COMELEC website, and then passed the code to two other hackers, one of whom was de Asis.
Members of Anonymous Philippines congregated outside the Department of Justice on Monday, May 2 to call for Biteng's release.
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