Turkish Hackers Hit Google Pakistan

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Turkish hackers recently defaced Google's Pakistani Web site, along with 279 other Pakistani sites, including Yahoo.pk, Apple.pk and Microsoft.pk.

"The root of [the] attack, it seems, came via a breach of Pakistan’s TLD operator, PKNIC, which administers and registers all .pk domains," writes TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden. "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."

"On google.pk, instead of a Google logo and search bar, the hackers left the page with a black layout and an image of two penguins walking on a bridge," Firstpost reports.

"They also left a message in Turkish which is translated as, 'Eboz of a friend always there for me. My homies have not shot by me with every breath,' with 'Pakistan downed' written below it," ZeeNews reports.

"The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said that the search engine had been reconstructed and restored hours after the hackers attack," The News International reports.