Several websites under the LK Domain Registry of Sri Lanka have been hacked early this morning and are being redirected to a web page displaying messages about the Rs. 1000 wage struggle of estate workers in the country.
“In what appears to be a major domain level hijack Sri Lanka traffic of Google.lk seems to be redirected to a propaganda page. Feedback received is it’s a clustered issue, SLCERT is aware of the redirect & coordinating with relevant stakeholders” Cyber Security expert Asela Waidyalankara tweeted.
Steps have been taken to restore the hacked domains, Prof. Gihan Dias, the registrar of the LK Domain Registry of Sri Lanka said.
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Sri Lanka in a tweet stated that “With certain .lk domains currently being affected by a malicious redirection, the LK Domain registry is in the process of resolving the issue with TRC & CERT assisting. please contact NIC.LK on 0114216061 hotline to report any issue and for support public alert ”