Speaking to The Chronicle, ZEC commissioner Qhubani Moyo confirmed the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)’s website was hacked.
He said they decided to pull down the site 11 minutes after it was hacked to avoid the hackers from spreading falsehoods. Moyo said they are reconstructing the site to make it secure. The website is now up and can be accessed on <http://www.zec.org.zw>. He said they are working on tracing the hackers in order to arrest them. Said Moyo:
Yesterday some hackers attacked our website and posted some pictures that were not from Zec. At exactly 11 minutes from the development, we decided to pull down the website so that we avoid spreading false hoods that were being spread by hackers on the Zec website. We are working on reconstructing it and this time it will be more secure. I don’t know why they did it and I will not get deeper into how we will secure it and it is safer to say it will be up soon. Our technical teams are seized with the matter and they are investigating so we find out what really happened. We’ll also trace where the hackers originate from so we catch the political criminal elements.
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