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Saturday October 12, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Saturday October 12, 2013 MYT 7:26:38 AM
PETALING JAYA: Malaysians were again greeted by an unfamiliar site when they visited Google Malaysia’s homepage.
This time, a group called Team Madleets performed unauthorised redirections of www.google.com.my and www.google.my to its site, which stated “Google Malaysia stamped by Pakistani Leets”, early yesterday morning.
In July, a group called “Bangladeshi hackers” redirected users from multiple .my domains, including Google Malaysia, to a page asking Malaysians to respect Bangladeshi workers here.
MyNIC, the agency responsible for .my domain names in Malaysia, said unlike the earlier incident, its domain name servers were not compromised this time.
“Our findings show that the re-direction was done through one of our reseller’s accounts.
“No customer’s content, password or other personal information were affected by the re-direction,” said MyNIC chief executive officer Hasnul Fadhly Hasan.
MyNIC said it fixed the error within a few hours and www.google.com.my was back to normal at 7.10am, while www.google.my took longer due to caching which was beyond its control.
He also confirmed that all MYNIC’s internal systems were safe and secure.
“Since the first incident on July 1, various security measures have been put in place and our records show that there has been no unauthorised access to our system,” he said.
“MyNIC’s next course of action is to improve the resellers’ security on account management,” he added.
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