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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