Google Vietnam hacked and defaced by Lizard Squad

Google Vietnam site hacked and defaced

The infamous band of hackers, Lizard Squad today hacked and defaced Google Vietnam’s home page.

The attack started at around 12.oo pm Vietnam time and many Internet users in Vietnam were unable to get access to  The defaced screen showed a image of a teenager holding a iPhone and a video along with a tweet from Lizard Squad.

Google Vietnam hacked and defaced by Lizard Squad

“Hacked by Lizard Squad, greetz from antichrist, Brian Krebs, sp3c, Komodo, ryan, HTP & Rory Andrew Godfrey (holding it down in Texas)
Buy DDOS @

Another tweet from Lizard Squad further confirmed their likely hand in the hacking and defacement.

However, surprisinglym the official Twitter account of Lizard Squad, @LizardUniverse was silent about the hacking.

Many Vietnamese users took to Twitter and Facebook to vent their fury against the hacking and against Lizard Squad in particular.

Vietnamese News website stated that the hacking seemed to affect only those Vietnamese users who used the Google DNS to access to Whereas normal users and mobile users could still access

A poster on the Vietnamese tech forum stated that he could access the Google search once he removed the Google DNS numbers and reverted to the default ones.

It seems, Lizard Squad is using this hack attack as a promotional event for its DDoS rent-a-tool, Lizard Stresser.

The Google Vietnam site was still down at the time of writing this article and Google Vietnam is yet to comment on this incident.

Update # As of 2.30 pm Vietnam time, the Google Vietnam site has been restored and Google has confirmed that some hackers had redirected its search page to a different site.  The matter is under investigation and you can view the web cache version of the hacked here.

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