March 10, 2010

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Cricket hacked

Andrew McGlashan

Zimbabwe Cricket has been forced into a major overhaul of its IT systems after hackers broke through their security settings enabling them to steal passwords and send out emails.

It isn't the first time ZC has had such problems. Last year their website was hacked and users visiting it were redirected to other sites.

"Since the security breach was first detected in December 2009, several ZC employees have fallen victim to malicious hackers who have broken into private and company email accounts for the purpose of either generating emails in the name of the organization or circulating classified information," said ZC's head of media and communications, Shingai Rhuhwaya.

"The security breach is serious. We communicate regularly with our foreign-based counterparts on a variety of sensitive issues including local and international player travelling logistics, banking details and future tours programmes."

So if anyone receives an email from Ozias Bvute in the next few days it's probably wise not to open it.

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Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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