Turkish hackers deface Google Pakistan's webpage

Published: November 24, 2012

Google.com.pk was apparently defaced by Turkish hackers.

Early Saturday morning, attempts to access search engine Google led to a page which appeared and behaved in a manner quite unlike the familiar logo and search bar one is used to. Google had been hacked and defaced.

The defaced webpage appeared only on the Pakistan sub-site for the search engine, www.Google.com.pk. Those who access Google from within Pakistan are usually redirected to this portal. Though soon, the redirect stopped working and one was taken to the international page Google.com for search queries.

Hackers swapped the Google logo and a search bar with an image of two penguins walking on a bridge. A message in Turkish read (translated through Google translate):

“Eboz of a friend always there for me My homies have not shot by me with every breath”

It further added the line “Downed Pakistan” to confirm the webpage had been taken down.

At the bottom of the page, the hackers added a big question mark followed by the tag line that when translated read:

“Hello friends who are still alive, not dead!”

Reader Comments (48)

  • just_someone
    Nov 24, 2012 - 7:33AM

    “Eboz of a friend always there for me My homies have not shot by me with every breath”
    So you opted to write the nonsensical translation of Google translate than just consult a Turkish translator?
    Wow, your editorial standards are just abysmal!

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  • Pashtun voice
    Nov 24, 2012 - 7:56AM

    These hackers should at least learn to put a sentence together. All that work and I am still lost as what the message exactly says.

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  • Rana Qasim
    Nov 24, 2012 - 8:29AM

    Yup! its true…at dis time 7:23 AM Google.com.pk is Still Showing Same Page:D

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  • Zeux
    Nov 24, 2012 - 8:35AM

    Long Live Pakistan-Turkey brotherhood.

    We should distance ourselves from the arabs and iranians and make Turkey our role model.

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  • Hashim Naseer Lokasher
    Nov 24, 2012 - 8:46AM

    Never expected Google Pakistan homepage to be hacked and defaced by some hacker

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  • Hashim Naseer Lokasher
    Nov 24, 2012 - 8:47AM

    Never expected Google Pakistan homepage to be hacked and defaced by some hacker.

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  • omg
    Nov 24, 2012 - 8:48AM

    lol. well done turkeyRecommend

  • Abunasar
    Nov 24, 2012 - 9:18AM

    A failure attempt, they failed to get access to the SSHd server, and they hacked via PKNIC.

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  • bingo
    Nov 24, 2012 - 10:19AM

    Google had been hacked and defaced

    No sir, Google isn’t hacked by anyone. This process of rerouting a request to one url to another is known as DNS hijacking. Most likely this has happened at your local internet service providers. Most of the hacking attacks on various websites in our part of the world (especially Indian websites by Pakistanis and vice versa) are hijacking attacks and are most likely done from some college dorm room. Don’t give too much credit to these low-life imbeciles. I imagine it would take considerable intelligence, effort and time if you actually have to Hack Google’s servers.

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  • Ashraf P
    Nov 24, 2012 - 10:19AM

    Now the Turks dislike Pakistan?

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  • Majid Urrehman
    Nov 24, 2012 - 10:31AM

    Somebody tell them Behlul is not Pakistani. Pakistanis has not nothing to do whatever happened to Bihter.

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  • Imtiaz
    Nov 24, 2012 - 11:23AM

    Please re-state this. Technically speaking, Google was not hacked. the PKNIC account of a company called MarkMonitor was compromised, resulting in the DNS Servers being changed.

    Microsoft.pk has met the same fate.

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  • Someone
    Nov 24, 2012 - 11:47AM

    They somehow managed to change the Nameserver records maintained by PKNIC. And gained access to PKNIC’s records or the account of the company managing the domain on behalf of Google.

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  • Salman
    Nov 24, 2012 - 11:59AM

    so much secular love for Turkey

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 12:24PM

    Lol turks

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  • Talha
    Nov 24, 2012 - 1:01PM

    Why would any Turk do that? I guess this is someone else using their name

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 1:06PM

    The translation would be something like:

    My buddies are always with me, friend !
    Do you think there is no one inside or beside me ? Force of gravity with each breath

    Trabzon (a Turkish city) 2012
    Greetings to my friends! I didn’t die, I am still aliveRecommend

  • Yasir
    Nov 24, 2012 - 1:24PM

    WTH @@@ the Turks did this ???

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  • Yasir
    Nov 24, 2012 - 1:31PM

    Know your enemy..

    Back in 2010 The PCA (Pak Cyber Army) hacked top Indian government website in response to the ICA’s (Indian Cyber Army) attack on 40 Pakistan’s government websites. The PCA had left a message that said..

    "This attempt is in response to the Pakistani websites hacked by ‘Indian Cyber Army’. We told you before too.. we are sleeping but not dead.. remember PCA (Pakistan cyber army)!..back off kids or we will smoke your d00rs off like we did before.."

    what Message says is “We are sleeping not dead” and this is what the Turkish translation says
    “Hello friends who are still alive, not dead!” an obscure message for the PCA.

    Its not the Turkish but the Indians..

    KNOW YOUR ENEMY ..

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  • Arsalan
    Nov 24, 2012 - 2:00PM

    Hahaha..Yasir.

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  • Ghulam Mustafa
    Nov 24, 2012 - 2:21PM

    How could you be so sure that Turkish hackers did this, just because the writing on the page was in Turkish? They could be Jewish hackers, too. We harm a billion of their websites, if they harmed one of ours, it is all right. We ourselves have problems with Google since they didn’t remove the blasphemous movie from Youtube, so we are not much bothered.

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 2:36PM

    Technically,
    google.com.pk is NOT hacked. It is PKNIC”s Google account has been compromised. It could be the fault of PKNIC or Google’s Domain Manager.Recommend

  • ismail
    Nov 24, 2012 - 2:52PM

    @Zeux:
    We have our extreme love for Turkey I think some1 is using their name to poison our friendship……. LOng live Turkey…

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  • lugia
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:01PM

    and thats the main reason the translation does not state the correct message because it has been translated to turkish from some other language

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 3:09PM

    @Yasir:
    yeah man! you are 100% right..

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  • Faraz
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:15PM

    @Ghulam Mustafa:

    “We harm a billion of their websites, if they harmed one of ours”

    Since when did google become one of your websites? Also if this is your website then why do you have a problem with it? google? (“We ourselves have problems with Google”).

    you have a LOT of free time. If hacking would do something, then please by all means go ahead, not sure if anyone is bothered by a few college kids playing these tricks. Why don’t you stop using internet at all since all the blasphemous content is on the internet itself?

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  • asfandyar
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:47PM

    I think if you translate it may be it is like:

    (trabzon 2012 Dostlara selam ölmedik hala yaşıyoruz!) at the bottom sentence means

    Translation = (trabzon did not die salute you still live in 2012′s to friends!)

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  • asfandyar
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:49PM

    Who is Trabzon???

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  • sdf
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:53PM

    @just_someone:
    Meh, why should anyone bother. They couldn’t even be bothered to post their message in English, why exactly should anyone here help them by translating their message.
    Joke’s kinda on them this way.

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  • Ashraf P
    Nov 24, 2012 - 3:55PM

    @Ghulam Mustafa: How do you know that Youtube has not deleted the blasphemous material? Do you look for it everyday?

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 4:48PM

    my google was working

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  • ALI
    Nov 24, 2012 - 4:51PM

    what???????????????? no CIA,MOSSAD RAW plot

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 4:53PM

    Lolllzzz…its realy funny to hear that some1 hacked Pakistani website..No one is born on this earth who defeat and won from Pakistan..we r best nd the world confesd it..it seems that turks wants to disapear themselves from da map of the world whoever so..stay back..

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  • xplayer
    Nov 24, 2012 - 4:55PM

    lol the Google.com.pk is working same as it was working previously……..

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  • ali
    Nov 24, 2012 - 5:01PM

    Apparently Pakistani hackers hacked Israeli websites n now so called “Turkish” hackers are after revenge. Are we so STUPID to fix the links?

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  • Anyone
    Nov 24, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Well its quite cool and awsome that some body found a gaping hole in the secuirity system. He already has all the server in possesion

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  • Mojo
    Nov 24, 2012 - 5:34PM

    They are prolly Israelis not Indians.

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  • Ali
    Nov 24, 2012 - 5:46PM

    Sounds like a israely trap, to create troubles between 2 most dangerous threats to israel…

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  • Nov 24, 2012 - 6:13PM

    The Site is hacked my Israeli Hackers in response to Israli site hacked by Pakistani and the message is so distorted beacaue its translared into Turkish.
    Isreal cant imagine who they are messing with.
    Anonymous

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  • Sohaib Mustafa
    Nov 24, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Many Turks resent the interference of Pakistani Islamic groups in Turkish internal affairs. This may be revenge for this interfence. These groups want to overthrow of Turkish government and replace the secular constitution with Sharia law.

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  • Class Conflict T-20
    Nov 24, 2012 - 6:22PM

    it could be anyone but a turk hacker, Bheetar will never do this to us,

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  • Ram
    Nov 24, 2012 - 9:50PM

    I am happy – for a change you guys are blaming Turkey and not India.

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  • Umar Aftab
    Nov 24, 2012 - 11:25PM

    @Yasir: well said Yasir. i agree with you

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  • Faraz
    Nov 25, 2012 - 1:56AM

    @Yasir:
    lol Yasir, You have SOME imagination! haha, you made a story out of incorrect google translation of the message in Turkish, haha and what’s more, 117 people also live in your fantasy world.

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  • Arjun
    Nov 25, 2012 - 6:16AM

    Poor reporting….google pk wasn’t hacked..PKNIC was…

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  • Hella1
    Nov 25, 2012 - 6:17PM

    What about Ummah?

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  • Usama
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:29PM

    This is a translation from a Turk who says that this text is in slang:
    “My close friends are always with me inside friends
    Is there anyone who is not with me inhaling each breath
    Hello to friends, we are not dead yet, we live”

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  • Usama
    Nov 25, 2012 - 8:34PM

    Translation of text from a Turk:
    “My close friends are always with me inside friends
    Is there anyone who is not with me inhaling each breath
    Hello to friends, we are not dead yet, we live”

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