The Times website team at the iLab on Wednesday night stopped a hacker from artificially inflating the DA’s online votes to over 20 000 on its saelections site.
This followed a day of high drama on Wednesday as political parties weighed in with thousands of SMS votes. The ANC led the poll with over 15000 votes.
Cope was second with over 5000, and the DA third with over 3000. After the hacker’s intervention, the DA vote rose to over 20 000.
The hacker, whose online identity has been traced, had identified a security loophole that allowed multiple votes from a single IP address.
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