Many Pakistani where surprised this morning when they visited Google this morning. Yes, Google.Com.PK along with 284 other .PK domains were hacked today (and are still defaced).
According to Irfan Ahmed, an expert on Pakistani websites and web-servers, this defacement is caused by a change in DNS entries for 284 .PK domains that are managed by MarkMoniter.
Not only microsoft and google, 284 .PK domains managed by MarkMonitor have their DNS changed @ProPakistaniPK @bytesforall @PakistanLawSite
— Irfan Ahmad (@erfaan) November 24, 2012
Defaced domains include Microsoft.PK, apple.PK, paypal.PK, ebay.PK, blogspot.PK, chrome.PK, Cisco.PK and others.
A group called Eboz is taking credit for the hack. TechCrunch says, “The root of today’s attack, it seems, came via a breach of Pakistan’s TLD operator, PKNIC, which administers and registers all .pk domains. Looking at affected organizations via PKNIC’s look up, it appears that all the sites are now redirecting to two nameservers, dns1.freehostia.com and dns2.freehostia.com.”