Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to increase on cyber security

Cyber security By Nangayi Guyson – Harare –  Zimbabwe’s  minister says is making efforts to increase security on its government websites to prevent cyber attacks.

On its website, a cyber activist group called Anonymous says it brought down Zimbabwe websites last week to protest the government’s censorship of free press and Wiki Leaks cables.

President Robert Mugabe’s wife has sued a newspaper that published Wiki Leaks reports implicating her in illegal diamond deals.

Zimbabwe’s IT minister said on Monday that they are “dealing with” threats by the pro-Wiki Leaks group to cripple the websites.

Most of the government’s websites were up and running on Monday in a nation where power outages and technology breakdowns are common.

Anonymous last month blocked the web portals of some credit card companies that restricted payments to Wiki Leaks.