Today, Zuku TV subscribers and other interested users were/are not still able to access the official Zuku TV websites in Uganda and Kenya after they were ransomed by unknown hackers. Earlier, an image for Ransomware was seen on the website for 30 minutes and now it shows forbidden 403 on the Kenyan and Ugandan site.

The Ugandan site shows a test Apache webpage

The world all over has been hit by a malicious software dubbed ransomware and attacks keep on increasing day by day. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it.

Both sites are down because they are being fixed and the google screengrab shows the Kenyan site was hacked.

Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse. More advanced malware encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them. Zuku Tv is believed to experiencing the same problem currently