8 days ago, the Harare Institute of Technology website was hacked and the hacker had some demands which we posted in that article. Since then, public relations officer from the university has responded and they released a statement in the newspapers and online on 22 June.
This person might just be trying to get attention now and stretch their 15 minutes of fame but it’s also interesting to see that the website is online if you add the “www” before hit.ac.zw however not all features are fully working according to reports. Whatever they lost could be damaging to the university, however, if they have managed to secure their website and followed the right security protocols to recover from hacking then it won’t really matter what is released as the login/security information which is critical would have been changed.
Here is the response from the hacker.
Harare Institute of Technology has not been able to pay a redemption fee of USD 999.
The media has been numbered to $ 6.3billion. Anyway
Where can I find this amount in Zimbabwe?
At just 1:00 am (Zimbabwean time) on Friday, June 30, we will publish a database of university records.
The database will be available on four compromised servers and accessible via FTP. Keep files 24 hours before the server hosting files are deleted files.
Tribalism, abusive university property, nepotism, using university emails with teachers to connect porn websites, banking APIs use billing, financial history and emails and passwords They will be released.
This is not a threat, nor is he looking for attention – that is a statement. Nothing will stop us!
¿How to download ???
1) We post links to the FTP server using Twitter account and Facebbok for three universities.
2) Shared by Pastebin
3) The links must also be sent by e-mail to the recipients by e-mail from another e-mail address.
Again, this is not murder, rape or extortion.
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