A hacker, calling himself Shadow D3v1L, swooped on the CFU on Monday, shutting down the website which had become a useful communication tool between the union and its members.
The attack took place on Monday after the hackers managed to get through the unions computer security system, a CFU official told The Zimbabwean.
The attack disabled the website, inserting words such as Sas-Terrorist, Jerusalem Hacker and Crack-Man on the home page.
The CFU website had become an important tool through which the union communicates vital information to its members, the majority of whom are fighting President Robert Mugabes government in court over his controversial land reform programme.
The union was on Monday frantically trying to restore its website while at the same time ascertaining whether the hackers were operating outside Zimbabwe or within the country.
The attack came as the CFU appeared to be making some headway in its battle to force Mugabes Zanu (PF) to agree to pay compensation for farms expropriated since 2000 and to stop its violent campaign to evict remaining white farmers from their properties.Post published in: News