We just got more information about the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange website hacking that happened 3 days ago. A source close to the issue says so far it has been established that the hacking happened at the application level of the website architecture. The nature of the hacking itself is not clear as the website has been shut down and the url (www.zse.co.zw) is redirecting to the hosting company’s website.
On Thursday, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported that the ZSE website had been hacked. According to ZBC, a crisis meeting was held yesterday between the ZSE officials and the company’s consultants to find a solution to the problem.
The ZSE website was developed by a local company called Adept Solutions. The company provides Microsoft products’ training, Kaspersky Antivirus implementation, web hosting, email hosting and other IT related services. A problem at the application level of the website means there were vulnerabilities in the current implementation of the ZSE website.
The website itself is hosted by Webdev, one of Zimbabwe’s largest web development firms.