While trying to get started with daily online activity with Google Pakistan, it was no less than a shock to see the webpage wrapped with fancy images and quotes. It surely made us notice the URL over and over again if it was really what we wanted to land over to.
And yes! It was Google.com.pk indicating something really fancy was going around. Saturday morning, a group of hackers dropped in their skills to deface Google Pakistan by replacing the default Google's Logo and Web search form with 2 penguins images with quotes in Turkish, indicating that the hackers might be from Turkish.
Not sure yet as to why would Google Pakistan could be aimed for such a cause, as Google haven't yet given any statement over the cyber attack and we're yet to receive any formal statement from them.
Though we all noticed that Google surely redirected Google Pakistan domain to their world wide domain, i.e Google.com from Google.com.pk.
Update: Google has put down their Google Pakistan domain down after the cyber attack.
The hackers (may be Turkish) added these fancy quotes that are translated to English:
Eboz of a friend always there for me. My homies have not shot by me with every breath
284 Other Domains Hacked?
In an all, there were 284 other domains put down too. According to Irfan Ahmed who's an expert on Pakistani websites and web-servers mentions on Twitter:
Not only microsoft and google, 284 .PK domains managed by MarkMonitor have their DNS changed
The Draw Back:
With cyber attacks becoming much proficient, when groups of hackers are aiming to showcase their agenda's via such high valued internet spots such as Google, their is a great need for such valued companies to further strengthen their security system and firewalls in order to avoid any of such possible attacks in future.
The stakes can be so immense that any of such wrong pulled message from hackers could impact a huge internet community.
We hope that Google is sorting out this matter and would be out with a statement pretty soon.
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