The Malaysian homepage for Google was hacked and made inaccessible yesterday, with credit for the attack taken by “Team Madleets”. The hacker group, who are said to be Pakistani and are not new to the scene, targeted Google.com.my by way of DNS poisoning, which they did by accessing the Malaysia Network Information Center and changing the DNS records of Google’s site to Madleets-controlled servers. This led to an automated redirect to the splash page designed by the hacking team.
In a statement the group said that there were no political reasons behind the attack – instead, they claimed, it was their way of pointing out that no website is safe and that people should be wary of what they think is secure. Google soon issued their own statement to confirm the hacking of the DNS server, and that access to Google.com.my would be restored as soon as their Malaysian counterparts had finished investigating the issue.