IEBC denies claims of 200 hacking attempts on its IT system for relaying results saying it’s hacker-proof.
Kenyans have been reassured by the IEBC that the IT infrastructure they are using to relay results is secure from hackers.
200 hacking attempts, according to sources, were attempted between Thursday at 4 p.m. and Friday at 8 a.m.
It is claimed that at one point, an agent from one of the main parties attempted to hack the system from within Bomas.
IEBC denies hacking claims
However, speaking to the media at the Bomas on Friday, IEBC CEO Hussein Marjan denied the claims that some people attempted to hack the system to install an algorithm to affect the results.
He assured the country they have safeguards in place to ensure the safety of the results forms and the data generated from the same.
“Nothing like that has happened. We anticipated people would try to infiltrate the system and put safeguards. We know people are not sleeping, they want to ensure our systems are down,” he said.
“We assure the whole country that our systems are secure. If in doubt, talk to us to scale up the security mechanism.”
He noted that though unnamed players may attempt to do so, IEBC’s systems were foolproof, adding that they have been monitoring all their systems on all levels including network, application, database, and operating system so that no hacking takes place.
The electoral agency also said it had ‘cleaned up’ the floor at Bomas of Kenya and will now only allow IEBC officials, two agents belonging to each of the presidential candidates, and returning officers on the flow of the auditorium.
The announcement came hours after an altercation between UDA and Azimio agents amid allegations that UDA operatives had secretly entered the room with a suspicious device.