Google Palestine hijacked: hackers say rename Israel to Palestine, listen to RiRi

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 28, 2013 01:46 am PST

Google’s domain serving the Palestinian territories, Google Palestine, was hijacked on Monday by hackers urging Google to rename Israel to Palestine in Google Maps (and the rest of us to listen to Rihanna).

It seems that the DNS entries for (the records that associate a user-friendly name like with a computer-friendly IP address like were somehow altered so that users were directed to a server in Morocco instead of the servers hosting Google’s services.

Visitors directed to the interloping server were shown a web page with the familiar Google logo and  a screen shot of Google Maps alongside a missive from the triumphant hijackers.