Was Google hacked today (Jan 31,2009) ?
Reports came from all around that people were having issues searching on Google. No matter whatever you type on "Google", it responded back saying - "This site may be harm your computer" as shown in the attached screenshot.
Seems like Google has sorted it our very quickly, but everybody would be curious to know what caused this Glitch???
Updates from Techcrunch.com :
Update: it seems to be fixing itself. I’m having no more issues on Google Belgium, still getting warning messages for malicious software when I search Google.com. Also, it only seems to occur when you’re searching as a signed-in user now.
Update 2: it seems to be fine now. Lasted about 15 minutes. You can take a deep breath now and go on with whatever you were doing before
Now we just have to wait for Google to tell us what went wrong. It’s quite clear that a meltdown of this size, no matter how short it was, will be the topic of discussion for the coming days (and not only at the Googleplex, I’d wager).
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