The scope of cybercrimes is increasing. This time, it was the turn of an electoral body. The Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) was cyber-attacked. This occurred within the framework of the elections of governors and mayors held on Sunday.
“The TSE informs that at around 17:45 today March 9, the domain oep.org.bo was the object of a cyber attack”The Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal
An attack from abroad
For its part, the TSE issued a statement about the case. In it they claim that their official web page “was the object of a cyber attack”. In addition, the organization states that the attack was carried out from abroad. However, the statement does not mention the country of origin. On the other hand, it also states that to counter it they activated the defense mode of the entity’s virtual portals.
Vote counting out of danger
At the same time, the document states that the attack did not alter the results of the last elections for mayors and governors. In this sense, they state that “this attempted attack has not paralyzed the results page”. And that the web services remain available for consultation by citizens.
The vote count of the elections is available on the institution’s web page. Likewise, the organization expects to finish the recount between Friday and Saturday. Likewise, the official count shows a defeat of the leading party in the country: Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS). The victory would correspond to a conglomerate of right-wing, center and dissident opponents in the main municipalities of the country.
Bolivians went to the polls to elect 4.962 new authorities, both incumbents and alternates. Of which 583 are departmental, 27 regional and 4.352 municipal authorities. Consequently, the Bolivian community trusts that in the next few days the TSE will present more details of the case and its repercussions.