PKR elec­tion: e-vot­ing re­sult for Ju­lau divi­sion sus­pended

The Borneo Post - - FRONT PAGE - — Ber­nama

JU­LAU: Ten units of the evot­ing tablets used for the Parti Kead­i­lan Rakyat (PKR) Ju­lau divi­sion elec­tion were found to be in­stalled with the “Prey An­tiTheft”soft­ware.

The chair­man of the PKR Party Elec­tion Com­mit­tee (JPP) Datuk Rashid Din said in a state­ment here that the mat­ter was de­tected by the ‘Unit Sis­tem & IT JPP’ at 2pm at the Ju­lau Vot­ing Cen­tre af­ter it failed to func­tion as usual.

“A re­port was sent to seek the feed­back of the JPP Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Team in Petal­ing Jaya.

“The in­for­ma­tion re­ceived said the soft­ware was used to erase the e-vot­ing ap­pli­ca­tion in the tablet, steal data, change the pass­word and con­trol the tablet us­ing re­mote-con­trolled com­puter,” he said.

He said the unit had taken sev­eral im­me­di­ate steps to over­come the prob­lem by chang­ing the vot­ing mode to off­line, to switch-off the De­vice Ad­min­is­tra­tor priv­i­lege and to in­stal the ‘Prey An­tiTheft’ ap­pli­ca­tion from the ‘Ap­pli­ca­tion Man­ager’.

In view of the sit­u­a­tion, he said, the JPP had sus­pended the re­sult for the Ju­lau divi­sion un­til the re­cov­ery of the tablet and the data uni­fi­ca­tion had been pro­cessed.

“The JPP is also in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether a sim­i­lar cy­ber at­tack also oc­curred in other places which also had their elec­tion to­day,”he added.

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