Zanu-PF website hacked. Showing pirate movies and porn pictures (update)

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Update (1815hrs): The site has now been taken down totally.

Update (1720hrs): The site has since had the bad content removed

The website of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF was hacked. The website right now is showing links to pirate movies of such titles as Despicable Me, Cars 3 and Logan. Some sections of the website are also showing pornographic pictures.

It’s not clear if Zanu-PF itself, or the people that do web administration on the site know about this but seeing there’s a Zanu-PF press release posted yesterday (31 July), they are clearly updating it frequently. It’s surprising therefore that they haven’t yet taken the site down to fix it.

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Here are some screenshots of the site as it looks right now:

 

 

We were made aware of this in a conversation in a WhatsApp group that we’re part of.

It’s hard to determine if the website was specifically targeted or if it was just attacked by bots crawling the internet for websites with security weaknesses.

 

Update: Even though the bad content has been removed from the site and the website itself taken down. A google of “Zanu-PF website” still shows the content were now part of the Google search results, which likely means it had been there for a while.

 

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6 Comments

  1. G says:

    Ko how about a link to the zanu-PF website

    1. Charles Muzonzini says:

      Beware of browsing hacked websites. They can be booby trapped to install malware on your machine.

  2. Tonderai says:

    Recently they had a link to “Get Out”. I see they’ve been keeping current.

  3. Hastings says:

    These guys dont update their website. WordPress 4.7 has alot of vulnerabilities. Their themes and plugins outdated eg accesspress-lite – v2.45.6 etc that they are using. Its a lot, i see security is not being taken seriously

  4. Imi Vanhu Musadaro says:

    Logan was a good movie. It’s a shame Hugh Jackman has left the X-Men franchise.

    1. tinonetic says:

      He’ll would come back if the production studios sorted out their character licensing and he crossed over to Marvel…. he’s real home.

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