The website of the Commission of Elections (Comelec) was hacked by the group ‘Anonymous Philippines” late Sunday evening. The group wants the poll body to implement the security features of the Precinct Count Optical Scanner (Pcos).
In a message posted on its homepage, the group posted the following message:
“One of the processes by which people exercise their sovereignty is through voting in an election- where people choose the candidates who will best represent them, who will serve them under the principle that ‘Public office is a public trust.”
“But what happens when the electoral process is so mired with questions and controversies? Can the government still guarantee that the sovereignty of the people is upheld?”
“We request the implementation of the security features on the PCOS machines.”
The Comelec website has been restored to its normal state and is already working.