Google Malaysia and Hacking Essay

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Background
Google Malaysia website was hacked at 10 October 2011 morning (Malaysia Time), and this hacking issue is done by a team from Pakistan that called ‘Team Madleets’. They signed off the hacked website with Pakistan Zindabad (Vinod, 2013). Apart from that, ‘Team Madleets’ also known as team 1337, they was hacked other domain of several countries before. They are not supported by any other organization also (Phillips, 2013). In addition, Google Malaysia two domains were under attack and keep offline for several hours at the morning until late afternoon (Kashyap, 2013). Moreover, DNS poisoning attack was affected both domain of Google Malaysia (www.google.com.my, and www.google.my). After the domain was affected, ‘Team Madleets’
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As a summary, this hacking issues can divide into 3 parts like shown below:

Ask: What is the issue about?
Answer: Hacking
Ask: When it happens?
Answer: 10 October 2013 morning
Ask: Who involved in the issue?
Answer: Hacker and organization (Team Madleets and Google Malaysia)

Causes:

The hacking issues shown in background just a small part of hacking. Hacking also included hacking o bank account, ATM card password, Facebook account, and so much. For the hacking issues for Google Malaysia, the causes for it is maybe just for fun, but there are so many reasons and causes for hacking issues.

i) Hackers Try to Show Their Skills
Likes what happen in hacking issues of Google Malaysia, the madleets tries to show their skill to the world by hacking into government or organization domain. Breaking into someone’s computer or system is simply a challenge, they just want show their hacking skill more than to do damage to system or domain (NC State University, n.d.). Many hackers have a habit which is to show or test their ethical hacking skills. As a real issue happened in Geneva, hackers from across Europe went to Geneva test their hacking ethical skills at March 23, 2014 (AFP News, 2014). AFP News (2014) also mentioned this is annual Insomni’hack ethical hacking competition which…

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