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Breaking: Comelec Website Hacker Arrested in Manila, He is Fresh Grad

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 10:18 PM

Updates: Fresh Graduate admits hacking Comelec website who stole data of millions of voters. He was arrested in Sampaloc Manila on April 20, 2016. He is a fresh graduate Information Technology.

Fresh from college, a 23-year-old information technology graduate admitted that he hacked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) website, leading to the biggest leak of personal data in Philippine history.



Before a news conference on the arrest, journalists saw the alleged hacker being escorted out of a media briefing room at the NBI at past 11 am on Thursday.

The suspect’s head was covered with a black handkerchief as men purported to be NBI personnel shielded him from reporters.

Ronald Aguto Jr, chief of the NBI cybercrime division, said the suspect was arrested Wednesday evening, April 20, in his house on the basis of a search warrant.

source: rappler.com

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