Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
The Malaysia Network Information Center (MYNIC) recently announced that a group of hackers calling themselves TeaM MADLEETS leveraged a compromised reseller account to redirect www.google.com.my and www.google.com to a page stating, "Google Malaysia STAMPED by PAKISTANI LEETS" (h/t The Guardian).
"Our findings show that the redirection is done through one of MYNIC Reseller's account," MYNIC CEO Hasnul Fadhly Hasan said in a statement [PDF]. "We can assure there is no customer's content, password information and other personal information affected by the redirect."
On their Facebook page, the hackers explained, "We feel we need to alert anyone, that we don't hack any country tlds for example google.com.my as a result of any kind of hate, We don't hate anyone, We love all humanity, there is no obvious reason for stamping the tlds. Least the reason is not any kind of hate."
Later, they added, "Sorry for that then, was just a security alert. No harm done."