Users accessing Google’s page in Malaysia have been re-directed to hackers’ page which has a message stating “Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker”.
Google’s page in Malaysia has been hit by problems, after the site appears to have been re-directed to a page made by hackers claiming credit for the cyber-attack.
Visitors to the Malaysian site see a message telling them that “Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker”.
No data has been compromised, according to Google, and the services themselves are still running. Google’s Malaysia office has clarified that the problem is due to a DNS redirection. According to reports, the internet giant is working with MYNIC which is run by the country’s ministry of communications and multimedia to resolve the problem. It runs all websites that end with the .my suffix, including google.com.my.
The problem appears to have arisen from the organisation that manages the technology that allows URLs to point towards websites, according to a Google statement given to Reuters. The search giant is working with that organisation, MYNIC, to resolve the problem.
It appears that Google Malaysia is now back online, but Google is yet to confirm that the issue has been sorted.