Global technology giant Google has been the victim of a cyber-attack. On Monday morning, their Kenyan domain google.co.ke did not have the usual doodle and search bar, instead the page splayed a black background ‘hacked’ stamped in red across it.
The hacker who identified himself as TiGER-M@TE also said that he was from Bangaldesh, a country in South East Asia.
When a user visited the page the hacked screen spiraled in as some foreign music played in the background. News of the cyber-attack spread on social media causing the site’s to link shoot to the top of the trends. Social media users attached screen shots of the site and the images have gone viral.
Google.co.ke is Kenya’s third most visited site according to global web metrics site, Alexa.com.