Google Palestine Hacked

Aug 26, 2013 • 4:23 pm | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Palestine, www.google.ps, has been hacked by HackTeach Lover's. Visiting Google.ps will show you a message about Google Maps not showing Israel as Palestine. Here is a screen shot of the Google.ps home page.

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It has been like this for over an hour and I assume Google is trying to figure out a way to gain control. The issue first appeared at about 3:30pm EDT.

It does appear the name servers are still controlled by Google.

4:25pm EDT: Google.ps now loads a page that says "This Account Has Been Suspended." It looks like a cheap hosting company was hosting the page and the domain name is still directed at them.

The A record for the IP address Google.PS is resolving to is 41.77.118.2, which seems to be owned by genious.net, a Moroccan hosting company.

Via alarabiya.net:

Ramy Kandil, Google’s Public Relations Executive in the MENA regions, told Al Arabiya in a statement that "there was an issue with the DNS registry in Palestine, as a result, some users going to google.com.ps and a few other web addresses were redirected to a different website. This issue appears to be resolved."

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Comments:

mvandemar

08/26/2013 08:32 pm

I get the live site when I visit it, and www.google.ps resolves to 74.125.139.94, which is a Google ip. edit: 3/5 times I tried through a proxy server I got the suspended page.

zenOSmosis

08/26/2013 08:33 pm

whoops

Anti-SEO

08/26/2013 09:20 pm

Five years ago everyone could find something to like about Google. Nowadays everyone can find something to hate about Google.

Soni Sharma

08/27/2013 04:59 am

Hacking big data sites or even Google is no big deal for top hackers.

Abdi Mohammed

08/27/2013 09:53 am

Google getting hacked...hiliarious

Menachem Rosenbaum

08/27/2013 11:47 am

you can't lie forever the truth will always come out

Rob jH

08/28/2013 11:30 am

Classic!

Meding44

08/28/2013 02:43 pm

Love this because behind the scene there's lot of important facts changing real world !

Graciousstore

08/29/2013 04:01 am

So there are smart people outside Google. Good! and I like that! What a scene, when Israel becomes Palestine, and Palestine becomes Israel, that is only when peace descends on that region and that is our scene prayer

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