THE MALAYSIAN VERSION of Google's homepage has been hacked by persons calling themselves Team Madleets.
The Malaysian Google homepage is back to normal now but while it was out of Google's control it was showing a splash screen with a link to a Madleets page and the message that it was "stamped" by elite hackers from Pakistan.
The Madleets Facebook page has more information and a couple of statements. One credits the Malaysian people for people laid back about their lack of access to Google, the other talks about the group's whys.
"We feel we need to alert anyone, that we don't hack any country tlds for example google.com.my as a result of any kind of hate, We don't hate anyone, We love all humanity, there is no obvious reason for stamping the tlds. Least the reason is not any kind of hate," says a post written yesterday evening. "Whatever the reason is we can't explain except we love all of you. Regard's H4x0rL1f3."
Google has not responded to our request for comment.
A later message posted by the hackers this morning repeats the comment that this was a show of force.
"One thing noted by me. I found Malaysian people kind and well behaved. Since Google Malaysia got hacked, I haven't seen even ONE negative comment by them," wrote H4x0rL1f3.
"They seemed to have enjoyed the hack while a few might have not due to some work reasons. Sorry for that then, was just a security alert. No harm done." µ
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