Google Morocco hacked

The Google Morocco domain (Google.co.ma) was briefly hacked on Saturday May 10 by hackers referring to themselves as ‘PAKbugs’

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By  Gareth Van Zyl Published  May 10, 2009

The Google Morocco domain (Google.co.ma) was briefly hacked on Saturday May 10 by hackers referring to themselves as ‘PAKbugs’.

Google.co.ma is functioning again, but for several hours on Saturday the site was down and this gave enough opportunity for people visiting the site to generate screenshots of the hacked domain. When users visited the site, they briefly saw a message that said “HackeD By PAKbugs. We are ZombiE_KsA Cyber Criminal spo0fer x00mx00m”.

The domain was pointed to a different server, and the message mentioned above was shown when people tried to access the search engine. Google at one point reportedly relayed visitors from Morocco to Google.com instead of Google.co.ma, but it took a while before Google Morocco was functioning correctly again.

PAKbugs.com is a forum of Pakistani hackers, and the forum boasts of the successful hack here.

Popular blog TechCrunch suggests that the hackers hacked the site by possibly finding a way through NIC.ma, which controls the DNS (Domain Name Service) for Morocco.

This is not the first DNS attack to take place against Middle East Google domains though as Google Algeria was briefly hacked last month as well.

2898 days ago
dangerz

pakbugs.com which is zombie_KSA website got hacked too :>d db name : pakbugs_forum db u-nm : pakbugs_forum db pass : **** http://zone-h.org/mirror/id/9595597 PROOF. zombie_ksa hack website using tools i think tht's why he couldnt save his own website because a real hackers knows everything

3021 days ago
Mac

If the same talent was used for better cause,would have earned respect and better business prospects,no wonder they are now popular for a bad thing than a good one.

3022 days ago
Kaptain

Way to Go..Pakistanis..!!!! The abilities have never been under utilised but under estimated.

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