A mysterious group of hacktivists has poisoned the DNS information of many Sri Lankans (.lk) internet websites on Saturday and redirected users to a net page detailing several social troubles impacting the area population.
Whilst most of the impacted domains were sites for neighborhood firms and information websites, two significant-profile domains for Google.lk and Oracle.lk, were also impacted, viewers told ZDNet on Saturday.
The adhering to message was displayed on Google.lk for a few several hours right before authorities intervened. The information highlights issues with the regional tea-increasing field, flexibility of the push, the alleged corrupt political course and judicial program, and racial, minority, and spiritual troubles.
This attack took area on Saturday, February 6, just two days right after Sri Lanka’s formal countrywide independence working day, on February 4, which clarifies the nationalistic concept.
NIC.lk, the administrator of the country’s nationwide LK prime-level domain area, verified the attack on Saturday in a message posted on its web-site.
“An challenge with the .LK Domain Registration Method arose early in the morning of Saturday, February 6th, which impacted a number of domains registered in .LK,” the group explained. “This problem was attended to expeditiously, and the matter was settled by approx. 8.30 a.m.”
The Telecommunications Regulatory Fee of Sri Lanka also confirmed the incident in a tweet on its account.
Particulars about the assault and the variety of impacted domains have not been produced public. A NIC.lk spokesperson did not reply to a request for remark despatched by ZDNet on Sunday.
The assault didn’t go unnoticed in Sri Lanka, and numerous buyers tweeted about it about the weekend, even if the incident was energetic for only a few hours.
This is the second cyber-safety-related incident that impacts the NIC.lk business. In 2013, hackers used an SQL injection attack to breach its database and steal details about .lk domain proprietors.