Hackers hijack and deface Google Palestine

By Philaso G. Kaping | Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 17:13

Zee Media Bureau/Philaso Kaping

New Delhi: Hackers hijacked and rerouted Google’s Palestine domain to a different server apparently in objection to labelling of Palestinian territories as Israel in Google Maps.

The group Hackteach claimed responsibility and left a message on the homepage.

“uncle google we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine,” the statement read.“#Question : what would happens if we changed the country title of Isreal to Palestine in google maps !!! it would be revolution ..So Listen to rihanna and be cool :P.”

Earlier in May, Google changed the tagline on homepage of its Palestinian edition from “Palestinian territories” to “Palestine” in line with the UN’s decision last year upgrading the Palestinians` status to "non-member observer state."

First Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 11:09

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