Google’s DNS was a victim of poisoning today including several big names in the technology space including Dell.com.my, MSN.com.my, and Bing.com.my, including Google’s own Google.com.my and YouTube.com.my. It believed that the MyNIC registry has been compromised as well.
The hacker called Tiger-M@te has claimed responsibility for the hacks. His message:
Hello Malaysia, you think you are more advanced than us? Respect our workers, we will respect you! Running it since 2007. 🙂
We’re not quite sure what to make out of the actual motivation behind the sudden attacks, but fighting for the rights of fellow countrymen seems to be the principal cause. Noble or otherwise, why not hack Government/authority websites ala Anonymous though? Much better use of hacker time. Unless of course, these tech brands have been treating Bangladeshi workers unfairly?
In any case, for those using Google’s DNS (we do, too) 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, you may want to switch to your providers default DNS, or one from OpenDNS (22.214.171.124/ 126.96.36.199).
Google Malaysia’s site is back up at this point.