Friday, August 5, 2011

Hackers target Zimbabwe stock exchange site

From the Zimbabwean:
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has shutdown the bourse’ website after it was hacked into by unknown people, chief executive officer Emmanuel Munyukwi said on Friday.

Munyukwi said the shutting down of the website would not affect trade on the 79-counter ZSE although members of the public that rely on the site for information and activities on the bourse would not be able to do so.
“We have pulled down our website after having been advised by our hosts," Munyukwi said, adding that website was hacked on Wednesday. "There has not been effect in trade, but only that members of the public will not have access to our link…. the public cannot access our website as we have now pulled it offline.”
This is the second time in a year that a major public website has been hacked, after cyber attackers earlier this year targeted the ministry of finance website.

But cyber attacks against the ZSE unheard whose main problem is the country’s unpredictable and usually acrimonious politics that have negatively affected the economy in general and trading on the bourse.
During the hyperinflation the ZSE was one of the world's best performers.