As far as we can tell this looks like a random hit, and not specifically targeted at them as a company. The hackers, who have gained notoriety for hacking government websites, have been quite active in November and December. A website called E hacking news shows recent exploits of the hacker group. Websites belonging to the governments of Mexico, Israel, Burkina Faso, Philippines, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand and Zambia have fallen victim to the group in recent months.
The group posts updates of its hacks to their twitter account, @teamr00t.
Like teamr00t’s other hacks, the Zimbo Jam website has the message:
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless they have their freedom.” No one is born hating another person because of the colour of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love; for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite….The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is not just an issue of military occupation and Israel is not a state that was established “normally” and happened to occupy another country in 1967. Palestinians are not struggling for a “state” but for freedom, liberation and equality: Free Every Occupied State, End The Occupation… Teamr00t Have Arrived!!! We are the voice for the suppressed people of the world, and we will show you the truth
Zimbo Jam uses the Joomla content management system. Such hackings are usually a result of vulnerabilities in the CMS or the CMS’s extensions being left unpatched. It may also be an issue of the website’s host server being vulnerable to such attacks.