On Monday Morning, many Kenyans woke up to find their favorite search engine domain google.co.ke not its’ usual helpful self.
Instead of the usual doodle and search bar on Kenya’s third most visited site by Alexa.com’s accounts, the page splayed a black background that displayed the following message: “Hacked by TiGER-M@TE, Bangladeshi hacker.”
When a user visited the page the hacked screen spiraled in as some foreign music played in the background.
The hacker who identified himself as TiGER-M@TE also said that he was from Bangaldesh, a country in South East Asia.
News of the cyber-attack spread on social media causing the site’s to link shoot to the top of the trends.
Other Kenyan domains that faced similar fate included Dell, Skype, HP, Youtube, LinkedIn, Bing, Microsoft among others.
Back in February, TiGER-M@TE utilized the same method to deface the Malawi sites of Google, Coca Cola, Yahoo, Fanta and Hotmail.
The same technique was used in the past months by other hackers to deface Google Morocco, Google Turkmenistan, Google Saint Helena and other Google sites.