Malawi’s Google, Yahoo, MSN & Fanta websites hacked by Bangladeshi Hacker

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A Bangladeshi hacker going with the handle of TiGER-M@TE has hacked and defaced high profile official domains including Google (Google.co.mw & Google.mw), Yahoo (Yahoo.mw), MSN (msn.mw) and Fanta (fanta.mw) designated for the Republic of Malawi.

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

The hack was conducted on 10th February, 2013 in which hacker left his deface page along with a deface message on all of the hacked website displaying a greet notice to his other hacker friends. However the reason for hacking these sites was not mentioned. According to the message:

HackeD By TiGER-M@TE..#Bangladeshi HackeR…Greetz : c0de-X-1337 ; h311 c0d3 ; m1l05 ; kinG oF coNTroL ; Barbaros-DZ ; F0RTYS3V3N ; aBu.HaliL501 ; W7sH.SyRiA ; j0 ; l0calh0st ; Ne0-h4ck3r.

Mirrors of hacked websites can be found on Zone-h

The hacked sites are actual and official sites of respective company, it seems the hacker found some vulnerability on hosting server like in past Algerian hackers got into domain service provider of Romania and San Marino, hacking Google, Yahoo and Youtube of respective countries. 

At the time of publishing this article, the websites were restored and working online.


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.