Friday, March 22

PKR election: e-voting result for Julau division suspended


JULAU: Ten units of the e-voting tablets used for the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Julau division election were found to be installed with the “Prey Anti-Theft”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

“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 Anti-Theft’ 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. — Bernama