Team Pak Cyber Attackers Hijack Google Bangladesh Website

December 21, 2016

On December 21, 2016, it was reported that Pakistani hackers had hijacked a Bangladesh domain belonging to Google, defacing the search engine page and posting their own message. The hackers, one of which goes by the handle Faisal 1337, belonged to a group called Team Pak Cyber Attackers, posted a message mocking Google's security and containing the slogan "Pakistan Zindabad," or "long live Pakistan."

The hack was said to be very similar to the 2015 DNS hijackings of Google Pitcairn Island and Google Vietnam. According to, a Pakistani hacker under the handle "LEET" has been known to hack other Google websites.

Sources:, December 21, 2016;, December 20, 2016;, December 20, 2016.

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