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TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 6, 2009
11 years ago4,547 views

One of the official blogs for Google AdWords users in Italy, googleagenzieonline.blogspot.c ... , seems to have been hacked today.


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Yesterday, it looked like that:


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It's not the first time a google blog is hacked, but it's still unpleasant.
[Tom ~ URL fixed]

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

PS: this blog is different than adwords-it.blogspot.com which is still active.
The previous message of the hacked blog was 2 days ago :
googleagenzieonline.blogspot.c ... (no longer available)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

A character "," must be removed from the URL, i.e.
googleagenzieonline.blogspot . com/

I modified the URL to prevent clicking, however.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I was modifing the URL too, btw ^^

==> here is the Blogger profile of the new owner :
blogger.com/profile/1649971141 ...

I'm curently writing an e-mail to Google Security....

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks, Tom, I'll pass it on to the team!

John

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The subdomain is now available for registration. Anyone can grab it.... :-|

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

If you guys are looking for the blog, you can find it at adwords-it.blogspot.com/ (it moved a while back :-)). We're going to add a short "we moved" message to the old URL to keep things clear.

Again, thanks for posting, Tom!

John

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks for the process and url fixing, TOMHTML

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]JohnMu Unfortunately, Adwords-IT and Google Agenzie Online where different blogs! I can still read their feeds in Google Reader and there were different posts.

I've realized statistics for an article one week ago (zorgloob.com/2009/08/tout-savo ...) and I can prove that.

Adwords-IT has published 51 messages in 2009 (last one on 2009-07-29*, the previous message was posted 6 days before) while "Programma Agenzie Qualificate AdWords" has published 66 messages this year (last one 2009-07-29* too, the previous message was posted 2 days before).

So there were definitely different blogs.

(*) As the date of August, 1st 2009.

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hi Tom, to be honest I haven't been following the Italian AdWords blogs that well :). I'll pass your comments on to the team!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thank you John. I'm suprised to see that no one Italian Googler, even blogs writers, saw that. I'm pretty sure his owner deleted the blog by accident ;-)

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