JPP chairman Datuk Rashid Din said the e-voting system at the Julau polling station failed to function normally at 2pm on Saturday (Nov 10).
“It was found that 10 tablets being used at the time had the Prey software installed in them.
“Information from the JPP cyber security team in Petaling Jaya stated that the software was used to erase the e-voting app in the tablets, steal data, change the password and remotely control the tablet,” he said in a statement.
Rashid said the JPP’s system and IT unit took immediate measures to resolve the problem, including switching the voting mode to offline and uninstalling the Prey software.
“Due to this situation, the JPP is suspending the results for Julau division until the tablets are restored and the data is processed.
“The JPP is also investigating whether a similar cyber attack happened in other places that voted today (Saturday),” he said.