Hacker Group Claim to Hit Zimbabwe Government

By Chief K.Masimba Biriwasha

Harare, Zimbabwe – The hacker group, Lulz Security, says it hacked into contents of databases belonging to the Zimbabwe government, according to a report in the New York Times.

The group which is dedicated to fighting against “censorship and corrupt governments” said the Zimbabwean material comprised “about everything about Zimbabwe government on Internet there is to know.”

“In posts about its leaks on its Twitter feed, the group took a swipe at President Robert Mugabe, who has clung to power in the African state since disputed presidential elections in 2008. The files appeared to be associated with the government’s Web portal. The group also claimed to have exposed a set of e-mail credentials,” reported the New York Times.

“Anonymous has a history of opposing the Mugabe regime and focusing on sites affiliated with it for denial-of-service attacks and defacements.”

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