http://allafrica.com/stories/200208210228.html Financial Gazette (Harare) August 22, 2002 Staff Reporter THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) website has been infiltrated at least twice in the past two weeks, raising fears about the security of the country's financial system. The RBZ site, which has been targeted by hackers in the past year, was last week tampered with by someone who posted obscenities and called for the liberation of Palestine. A similar message was posted on the same website a fortnight ago and officials at the central bank were this week frantically trying to improve security on their site. "We are working on the problem to ensure it does not occur again," an RBZ official told the Financial Gazette. The RBZ website was first tampered with in September last year when hackers diverted some of the links to the site to pornographic material. Visitors to the central bank site are able to link directly to the websites of all the country's financial institutions. Information technology experts this week warned that the ease with which hackers have been able to penetrate the RBZ compromised the security of Zimbabwe's financial system. "I can't imagine that the security on that website is good and that raises fears about the stability of the entire financial system," a computer security expert said. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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