Who says high-profile websites are unhackable? We just witnessed Moroccan hackers taking over websites of tech giants and those claiming to protect users from hackers.
Google Vanuatu Domain Hacked, Left with Anti-Morocco Messages
The group was able to hack into the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Morocco where domain.ma, google.co.ma, google.ma, microsoft.ma and Kaspersky.ma domains are hosted.
Hackers left a deface page along with a message on all four hacked websites showing off their skills.
“HEY! Today ccTLD MOROCCO 0WN3D!! You think that you control the domains, but you don’t! Everybody knows wrong. We control the domains including NIC morocco! We Want To Inform You That We Can OwnAny .Ma Website Now.”
A full preview of the deface page is available below:
The Google.ma and Microsoft.ma both are parked domains while the Google.co.ma and Kaspersky.ma labs are the official domains for the companies in Morroco.
Hackers do like to play with security flaws that can interrupt service of any famous platform. This one is similar to a DNS hijacking case in February that disrupted access to Google’s Vietnam homepage.
Links of targeted domains along with their zone-h mirrors as a proof of hack are available here.
Even the Best isn’t Safe: World’s Leading Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Hacked
The Exploit3rs is the same group who previously hacked some high-profile financial and technology related institutions like Yahoo, HSBC, NOD32, McDonalds, Orange, Twitter, Vodafone, Kia Motors, Dell, Pepsi, HP, Samsung, VISA, Norton, Nike, and several others.
At the time of publishing this article, all targeted sites were restored.
Tell us what do you think about this hack? Report typos and corrections to [email protected]