14 July 2010
HARARE -- A new "cyber war" has been declared against Zimbabwe's
beleaguered white farmers after hackers attacked and disabled the
Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) website this week.
A hacker, calling himself Shadow D3v1L, swooped on the CFU on Monday,
shutting down the website which had become a useful communication tool
between the union and its members.
"The attack took place on Monday after the hackers managed to get
through the union's computer security system," a CFU official told The
The attack disabled the website, inserting words such as
"Sas-Terrorist", "Jerusalem Hacker" and "Crack-Man" on the home page.
The CFU website had become an important tool through which the union
communicates vital information to its members, the majority of whom are
fighting President Robert Mugabe's government in court over his
controversial land reform programme.
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