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Blogger.com hacked?

Kevin P. [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, April 4, 2009
10 years ago1,923 views

I subscribe to the RSS feeds of two very different blogs. (The only commonality I can think of is that they're both NYC-based. Oh, and they're both also hosted at blogger.com.) Their most recent posts are very strange.

At Young Manhattanite:

youngmanhattanite.com/
FRIDAY, APRIL 03, 2009 9:25 PM
1238805084991
eeyore is cute!
POSTED BY KRUCOFF

At Brooklyn Parrots:

brooklynparrots.com/
Friday, April 03, 2009
1238804729384
eeyore is cute!
posted by steve baldwin @ 8:25 PM

Were they both hacked, or is there some kind of NYC blogger inside joke going on here? Steve Baldwin in particular doesn't strike me as the kind of person to play weird games on his readers.

Kevin P. [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Update:

This has happened to many other blogger.com users.

There's a partial list of other affected blogs at Amy Ridenour's National Center blog:

nationalcenter.org/2009/04/eey ...

"I'm no software expert, but it appears to me that the post was inserted by the Blogger publishing system," she wrote. Does this make sense, and if so, what could have caused it to be inserted?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hmm, are the blogs you listed hosted by Google at all?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

knownissues.blogspot.com/2009/ ...

The stupidest test ever

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Exactly, it was hard to imagine that reason...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's the famous "oh-shit-it's-not-development-server!" error. Many developers, including me, know it well ;-)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

And most of them will never come to public =)

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