Several high-profile domains from Malaysia have been defaced by TiGER-M@TE, a well-known hacker from Bangladesh.
The list of targeted websites includes .com.my domains of Microsoft, Dell, Skype, Kaspersky, MSN and Bing.
“Hello Malaysia, you think you are more advanced than us? Respect our workers, we will respect you! Running it since 2007 :)” the hacker wrote on the defaced websites.
As The Hackers Media highlights, the defacements are likely a result of a DNS poisoning attack.
I’ve sent an inquiry to the Malaysia domain registrar to find out if they can provide any details regarding the incident.
At the time of writing, the affected sites still displayed the defacement page posted by the hacker.
Back in April, TiGER-M@TE defaced the Kenyan domains of Google, Dell, Skype, MSN, Bing, LinkedIn, HP, Western Union, Microsoft, and others.
Update. Malaysian online domain registrar MYNIC has admitted that its systems have been breached. The organization’s representatives have referred us to a statement posted on their official website.
Here is the statement in full:
“Dear Valued Customers,
We are regret to inform you that we have today discovered some problems with our system which had resulted in an unauthorised change in some of the domain name’s servers information without the permission of original registrant (owner of domain name). This may lead to website redirection as experienced in a few reported cases.
The problem was alerted in the morning and MYNIC Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) was immediately alerted to resolve the issue.
The affected domain names have been restored to their correct information at 4.38 pm today.
At the moment, we are undertaking all necessary measures to monitor the situation and prevent further related issues.
We regret any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your cooperation.”