Google is known to own most resilient and hackproof servers in the world and the hackers seem to have found a way to hijack the DNS through the registrar of the website, Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited or BTCL. “It has been compromised. Some hacker group … they are claiming they did it,” said Sumon Ahmed Sabir, chief strategy officer for Fibre At Home told bdnews24.com. The hackers have redirected the information for ‘google.com.bd’ on BTCL’s DNS entry, he said. So Google users have been landing in other pages.
The spokesperson from the government-owned BTCL acknowledged the hack and said that the issue has now been restored. “There had been a problem, which has been fixed,” Director (PR) Mir Mohammad Morshed said.