Wednesday, 28 November 2012


How Pakistan google hacked:

Yesterday I read an article about Pakistan google hacked by Turkish hackers..
Here is the RAFAY .when i accessed, I was surprised to see the defacement page of turkish hackers, Later on i came to know that other websites such as were also defaced this morning. On checking the name servers with nslookup, the DNS servers were pointing towards another website, It was clear that the hacker compromised the DNS server and changed the DNS servers to their own, where they had their defacement page. The above image appeared on major .pk domains, when users were trying to access them.Some time later the page started pointing towards instead of, However the name servers of all .pk domains are still pointing towards freehostia.          

How was Google Pakistan Hacked? 
So as i mentioned earlier that it looks to me that the registrar that was responsible for Google's DNS records may have been compromised and the records were changed, so when users went to they were redirected to different website which was setup by Turkish hacker to make it look that has been actually compromised 
By a quick whois search i came to know that the registrar that is responsible to PKNIC domains is MarkMonitor, The is a huge chance that the turkish hackers may have gained access to MarkMonitor and then would have changed the DNS servers. Another possibility is that the hackers may have used an attack called "DNS Cache Poisoning" in order to change the DNS servers. I will update this page as soon as i have more updates regarding this attack.

Update: Here is the Full List Of Compromised Domains:

Update 2: Due to the Propogation of Google's name servers to Freehostia's nameservers, It made attackers to create any non-existing subdomain under compromised websites, For example All the attacker would need to do is to register the non-existing subdomain under freehostia and add an index.

Update 3: It seems that has been finally restored and the nameservers are again pointing to


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