According to a report by Rapid7 LLC, an American software company which provides security data and analytic software solutions Zimbabwe was ranked first out of 183 countries on the 2017 National Exposure Index. This means that Zimbabwe is the most hackable of the 183 countries mainly because of using many internet protocol (IP) addresses that are still using an outdated protocol leaving them vulnerable to hackers.
According to the report:
Zimbabwe has a total of 88 576 possible IP ddresses allocated to it, and 3 295 of those addresses appear responsive to port 23 (telnet protocol), for an overall rate of 3,7% responsiveness to an exposed service.
Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) chairperson, Jacob Mutisi said
It is a ZICT proposal that the government of Zimbabwe provide a platform where ICT experts meet to find a lasting solution to the use of FREE email providers. The move must be brought as a matter of urgency amid concerns about rising cybercrime and hacking incidents.