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The “it looks like you” virus hits Zimbabwean Facebook accounts

Beware of the “it looks like you” messages making the rounds on Facebook. Someone might be trying to hack your account, so here’s how to stay safe.


3 Government Websites Hacked

Earlier this afternoon we got alerted that 3 government websites had been hacked and are currently inaccessible. The websites in question include the Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Youth, Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation and the Ministry of Information. Visitors to the Ministry of Mines website are greeted with a 404 error whilst the Ministry […]


Breaking: YouTube Channel Hosting Wadiwa Wepa Moyo Show HACKED, Videos Wiped

College Central the film and TV company responsible for Wadiwa Wepamoyo hit show just tweeted that their YouTube channel has been hacked. Whoever is behind the hack decided to delete all of College Central’s 30+ videos and rename the channel to Dave Ramsey Live. In addition to deleting the videos, this hacker is denying College […]


Bustop TV’s  Facebook Account Gets Hacked

Popular internet comedy platform Bustop TV is crying out for help as their Facebook account was hacked. The hackers also went on to remove all the admins of that page. You have been removed from Bustop TV by Jessy Miller on Facebook Business Manager. This means you won't have access to any ad accounts or […]


Why Zimbabwean websites are increasingly getting hacked (list of hacked sites)

In recent months, each time we’ve posted an article about a high profile website being hacked – such as the story about Fingaz today – what follows is a number of tweets, emails and phone calls with readers basically ask: What’s going on? Why has the hacking increased so much? Why are Zim websites being targeted?


Has South Africa resorted to cyberwarfare after cricket defeat?

UPDATE: After the flurry of comments to this article, Tweets and Facebook comments, we’d like to clarify issues around the article.  The beauty about blogging and social media unlike traditional media is immediacy. Sometimes the feedback is uplifting sometimes not so much but whichever direction it takes it’s all relevant and useful. It was interesting to […]