The official Google Kenya domain (google.co.ke) was hacked and the website defaced on Monday by Bangladeshi hacker TiGER-M@TE, showing a black background and stamped with ‘HACKED’ in red colour across the website.
Although the site is back to normal as at the time of writing this post, The Hacker News reported that “the hacked screen spiralled in as some foreign music played in the background”, during the cyber attack.
The reasons for the attack are still unknown.
TiGER-M@TE has been known for targeting high-profile websites and defacing them completely. In April 2012, the hacker group hacked and defaced the website of Interswitch, a Nigerian-based electronic transaction switching and payment processing company.
Google could not be reached for comment.
[Image via: The Hacker News]