Hackers have briefly disrupted online voter registration for elections in Tunisia later this year, the election commission has said. Registration on the internet and by SMS was temporarily suspended following a “pirate attack”, it added. The commission, known as Isie, did not say who was behind the hacking. The elections in October and November will be the second in Tunisia since long-serving ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in 2011.
The country has been hit by turmoil since then, with the moderate Islamist Ennahda party – which won the first poll – battling to assert its authority. Tunisia is heavily polarised between Islamists and secular liberals.
Isie had for the first time allowed registration to take place online and by SMS in order to boost registration.
However, only a little more than 100,000 people had been added to the electoral list since the month-long registration process opened on 22 June, AFP news agency reports.
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