AVG in trouble: Gets 19 official domains hacked by Indonesian and Pakistani hackers

The internet security software company AVG is in trouble, this time the company has been attacked by hackers from Indonesia and Pakistan who have defaced 19 subdomains of the company have been hacked and defaced.

From Indonesia, a hacker going with the handle of Hmei7 has hacked 11 domains belonging to AVG’s downloads, renewal, free trial, AVG education solution, jobs and test.

SultanHaikal from Indonesia has hacked 8 websites belonging to AVG distributors from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay while Pakistani hacker with the handle of DR@CUL@ defaced official blog of AVG’s Japan.

AVG AntiVirus in trouble Gets 19 official domains hacked by Indonesian and Pakistani hackers
The defaced page left by the hackers

All 3 hackers left their deface pages along with messages on all hacked AVG domains. The deface messages can be read on Zone-h mirrors here.

It is unclear why the AVG was targeted. However, this is not the first time when the company has been attacked. Last year, AVG’s South African and Korean domains were hacked, following with the leak of over 10k product keys. Then the official AVG website was defaced by Anonymous

At the time of publishing this article, most of the targeted AVG domains were down and showing an error message.


Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.