(The Hosting News) – A widespread hack attack in the country of Pakistan has had a consequential effect on a variety of key web presences.
According to a BBC report, users visiting prominent domains in the country were redirected to a site featuring a display image of 2 penguins walking atop a bridge. Under the image, a caption read “Pakistan Downed.”
Site redirections affected Pakistani domains ending in .pk, .org.pk and .com.pk. At stake were services from Google, eBay, Yahoo and Apple.
Allowing for the attack was what the BBC described as “an apparent vulnerability in domain name systems.”
The domains are administered through PKNAC. However, the affected sites are also managed via MarkMonitor, a report from Pro Pakistani noted.
The same news story also said that while nobody had taken responsibility, one of the hacking messages contained wording in Turkish, indicating that the country could be a possible origin for the incident.
Just earlier this month, it was reported that hackers in Israel took down a number of websites featuring the .il ccTLD amid conflict centered upon the Gaza Strip.