“I held the 1966 vote alone” KOVO confirms additional All-Star fan voting fraud
The Korea Volleyball Federation in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO) further confirmed voting fraud in the All-Star fan vote and took action.
KOVO announced on the 14th, “An additional fraudulent vote was confirmed in the All-Star fan vote, so it was deducted,” adding, “The final total number of votes was revised from the existing 58,117 votes to 52,176.”
Previously, KOVO held a Dodram 2023-24 V-League All-Star fan vote online from the 5th to the 11th.
During this period, signs of voting fraud were confirmed, such as abnormal member registration and changes in the number of votes at certain times, and KOVO detected this through monitoring.
After announcing the fan voting results on the 12th, additional voting fraud was discovered through data analysis.
According to KOVO, the most common type of voting fraud is ‘membership for children under the age of 14.’ When a child under the age of 14 signs up for membership on the KOVO website, they can sign up for unlimited accounts with one contact number. This was abused.
A detailed analysis of this revealed that 2,244 accounts were created with 78 contacts, resulting in 5,395 fraudulent votes. The user who created the most fraudulent accounts created 1,517 accounts with one contact and cast 1,966 fraudulent votes.
As a result of analyzing detailed log records, it was confirmed that the process was carried out in approximately one minute using a macro program.
Lastly, an additional 210 cases of incomplete data inflow during voting were identified due to voter refresh and network environment changes.
KOVO announced that while deducting the number of additional fraudulent votes detected, the number of votes for each player was also partially deducted, but the final selection rankings, including Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance), who ranked first in combined votes for both men and women, were the same as before.
KOVO said, “As the fairness of All-Star fan voting has been undermined by numerous fraudulent votes, we plan to install additional firewalls to block access through abnormal routes,” and added, “We will improve the system by limiting the number of guardian authentication account registrations when children under the age of 14 sign up for membership.” “I did it,” he said.