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55 Million Philippine Voters Information Leaked Online

On March 27, the Philippine Commission on Elections website was defaced by Anonymous philippines, and a few days later another group 'Lulzsec Pilipinas' posted database online where the database could be downloaded.

LulzSec Pilipinas posted "A great lol to Commission on Elections, here's your whoooooo database.". the Facebook post had 3 mirror links to an index of files. Later on 1st april, facebook removed the post.

At the time, the Commission claimed that no sensitive data was exposed in the breach, but now situation has been changed.

Security software company Trend Micro claimed that 55 million Philippine voters information leaked. This could be biggest government related data breach in history.
Our research showed that massive records of PII, including fingerprints data were leaked. Included in the data COMELEC deemed public was a list of COMELEC officials that have admin accounts.

Based on our investigation, the data dumps include 1.3 million records of overseas Filipino voters, which included passport numbers and expiry dates. What is alarming is that this crucial data is just in plain text and accessible to everyone. Interestingly, we also found a whopping 15.8 million record of fingerprints and a list of people running for office since the 2010 elections.


Surpassing the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hack last 2015 that leaked PII, including fingerprints and social security numbers (SSN) of 20 million US citizens.

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