Google and Yahoo's Irish pages hijacked
Irish pages belonging to Yahoo and Google were hijacked following an unauthorised change to their registrar's account.
The IE Domain Registry, which administers the .ie internet code, said in a statement that visitors to two high-profile Irish sites were redirected to "allegedly fraudulent addresses".
The registry didn't identify the sites by name, but internet users yesterday made complaints about www.google.ie and www.yahoo.ie.
Google said in a statement that some users might be having trouble accessing its Irish site and said it was working to fix the problem. Yahoo did not immediately return several messages seeking comment.