Hackers take down Google’s Malaysian homepage
What if, someday, you awakened your pc solely to seek out that Google wasn’t there? It is the nightmare that greeted some Malaysians after hackers managed to redirect customers towards a malicious web page. In a press release to the Wall Road Journal, firm reps stated that they have been conscious that some customers have been having hassle connecting to the location, and are working to resolve the issue.
Slightly than compromising Google’s service instantly, it seems as if the hackers breached MYNIC, the Malaysia-based mostly area identify service that runs addresses that finish with .com.my. On the upside, because of this there isn’t any danger that private knowledge might have been compromised, however it’s nonetheless an inconvenience however.
– Google Malaysia (@GoogleMsia) April 14, 2015
If the web page customers have been redirected to is to be believed, the hack was the work of Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE, who has beforehand hacked Google Bangladesh in 2011. Till the issue has been fastened, customers are requested to go to Google by way of its no-nation redirect website at google.com/ncr.