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Official Google Mac Blog Hacked

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

Saturday, April 21, 2007
12 years ago5,139 views

Not technically hacked, but someone somehow got the blog ownership.

googlemac.blogspot.com/2007/04 ...

This is getting a little ridiculous – why can't they control their blogs?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The link is now dead. But in the post occurred at 8:51pm and by 9:34pm PT it was pulled.

Google Reader had this snippet:

Yo!
Yo! This is crazy.. I tried to register this and I could! :)

- Vishal

Fei [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

You think this is a risk? What if your own blog gets hacked?

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

why their blogs can be hacked so easily?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #


farm1.static.flickr.com/173/46 ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

At least it wasn't a destructive intrusion, was it?

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Here' the screenshot:

picasaweb.google.com/kdonovan1 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thanks Kevin, I updated the post with your screenshot.

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like Google reacted pretty quickly. I'll ask if they can clarify what happened (e.g. someone guessed a password, someone accidentally deleted the blog, etc.).

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thank you Kevin

Matt, if the blog was really accidentally deleted, HOW CAN GOOGLERS DO THAT? > if I want to delete my blog, I have to click, confirm, click again, confirm again, etc...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It has happened more than once so whatever a Googler did, it should be documented so that it doesn't happen again. Thanks for asking around Matt.

Harshit Pandey [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

hey but this is horrenduous.. this is the matter of secuity issues on the fame on of the worlds bigges search behmoth.. which used to be the matter of pride for the software engineer like us .. who always appriciates the works n ideas of google .. and specially we always concern more on the security issue that is provided by google. Well its good that the above was made dead soon .

Harshit Pandey

Heather Paquinas [PersonRank 2]

12 years ago #

It probably did get deleted, like the main blog did.

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