Remember Lizard Squad? Yes, the same Lizard Squad who shutdown PSN and Xbox Live last Christmas making the holidays one living hell for games.

Now the Lizard Squad hacked and defaced the official domain of Google Vietnam yesterday. 

After an investigation it was revealed that DNS infrastructure of Google name servers (ns1.google.com, — ns2.google.com) to CloudFlare (173.245.59.108, 173.245.58.166). The OpenDNS reported that Google.com.vn domain was redirected to a server hosted on DigitalOcean.

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A tweet from hackers claiming they were behind the hack and redirection of Google Vietnam domain.

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Here is a deface page uploaded by hackers showing a teenager with an iPhone. 

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“Hacked by Lizard Squad, greetz from antichrist, Brian Krebs, sp3c, Komodo, ryan, HTP & Rory Andrew Godfrey (holding it down in Texas) Buy DDOS @ http://lizardstresser.su

Though the hack was claimed through @LizardCircle Twitter handle, the official Lizard Squad Twitter remain silent.

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The local news channels in Vietnam reported only desktop users were impacted by the hack, while the mobile users were able to access the Google Vietnam domain without any redirection. 

At the time of publishing this article, the Google Vietnam domain was restored. The hacked version of Google.com.vn is available here.


Waqas

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.