For the second time this month, the HMetro website is down. The state owned tabloid famous for sensational articles and photography of Harare’s social life has been down for some several days now. The Website is just the online version of a popular print newspaper.
Visiting the website, one is presented with the following message from the website’s hosting company.
It’s not clear why the site has been suspended but it’s usually a sign of compromise or, in rare cases that there are payment issues between the hosts and Zimpapers. The later is highly unlikely; web hosting is not an expensive service at all for an organisation the size of Zimpapers. The former, more likely as the website suffered a phishing attack early this month.