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Google.com.pk and 284 Other .PK Domains Hacked 35

Posted by Soulskill
from the go-big-or-go-home dept.
ryzvonusef writes with news that hackers have taken down the local Pakistan versions of many popular websites, including google.com.pk, apple.pk, microsoft.pk and yahoo.pk. 284 sites were affected in total. Many of the sites were defaced, and a group called Eboz is taking credit for the hack. According to TechCrunch, "The root of today’s attack, it seems, came via a breach of Pakistan’s TLD operator, PKNIC, which administers and registers all .pk domains. Looking at affected organizations via PKNIC’s look up, it appears that all the sites are now redirecting to two nameservers, dns1.freehostia.com and dns2.freehostia.com."
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Google.com.pk and 284 Other .PK Domains Hacked

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  • by ark1 (873448) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @11:14AM (#42081547)

    I'm not great at networking knowledge, but if you simply redirect to a new IP, is the site really defaced?

    From the end user perspective, site may appear as defaced but the actual web page at {Google, MS,....} is not defaced.

  • by camcorder (759720) on Saturday November 24, 2012 @12:31PM (#42081889)
    So in the first place, they wouldn't have registered those domains if they didn't trust on an operator. If someone hacked google and this way hacked my box, I can't blame Google for my losses right? I'm hacked, and my security hole is Google. So it's Google, Apple etc. hacked because their security hole is their domain operators. Google and most of the big web services, try to look local with local domains, translations, on the other hand they pay zero taxes to those governments, so it's also their mistake that they don't pay taxes to those governments with which they improve their IT infrastructure.

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