The terror group’s ‘hackers’ tried taking down search engine Google, but ended up hacking a small Indian firm, named www.addgoogleonline.com instead
London: Hackers affiliated to ISIS terror group who promised to take down international search engine giant Google has instead targeted a small Indian tech firm, according to a media report.
CCA’s message on Add Google Online, after it was hacked.
Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), a hacking group affiliated to ISIS, hit 'www.addgoogleonline.com' registered by Gandani K for Indian tech firm Always Say, which offers search engine optimisation (SEO) services to local clients.
According to vocative.com website, CCA had vowed on messaging app Telegram they would attack Google on Monday. “We promised to hack Google. Keep the promise inshallah (God willing), expect us today,” the group declared. However, the website claims that a few hours later they had instead defaced the website www.addgoogleonline.com, which is completely unrelated to the Silicon Valley based Google.
‘Eat this, ISIS’
After it was hacked, the website played an Islamic State (ISIS) song in French and displaced the official logo along with a sign saying “Hacked By: CCA”. The CCA’s “defacement of the website” was short-lived as yet another hacker group called “n3far1ous” wiped out the ISIS message and replaced it with an “Eat this, ISIS” message, and a rock tune playing in the background.
The “n3far1ous” message was on display yesterday. The CCA allegedly hacked into 35 British websites, which appear to be a random mix of relatively small British businesses, media reports said.