Anonymous Knocks Down Zimbabwe Herald Website

Zimbabwe government’s websites are apparently in great danger yet again since the infamous hacktivist group is using DDoS this time to get its message through.

Zimbabwe Herald is a state-run newspaper but on Friday its name was flashed in the news all over the world since Anonymous attacked it on grounds that it encouraged racism.

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Anonymous Zimbabwe accused Herald of encouraging racism

The site, which happens to be Africa’s global news website, was shut down temporarily after the attack.

Using their Twiter handle Zim4thewin, Anonymous Africa posted a tweet soon after claiming the site, which read:

“Herald.co.zw is Tango Down! #anon #anonops For supporting the dictatorship of the tyrant and murderer Mugabe.”

It wasn’t however, confirmed by sources at Herald if the site was attacked with DDoS, but we do know that this has been the forte of Anonymous. 

Anonymous Africa states that it has been training activists in Zimbabwe and one of them was probably being monitored by intelligence agencies.

“The activist noticed that SSL certificates to popular websites like Gmail and Facebook were no longer matching or secure. We are not sure who it was or how much they know, but it appears someone was monitoring the activist. Some networks like the Zim military networks or the Zanu-PF website have not changed one bit since we last trained [attacked] them. We will be visiting them all again in this campaign.” said Anonymous Africa.

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Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.