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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Official Google Blog Deleted, Blogger Registers googleblog.blogspot.com :)

While you were sleeping; Google mistakenly deleted their own blog; someone else registered the same blogspot subdomain and had ownership for a few hours; Google realized their mistake; now all is well. :-)

Back in April 2004, Google launched their blog at
googleblog.blogspot.com. But somehow, in the past few days, that blog has been completely deleted from the Blogger servers, and users are instead seeing a "Not Found. The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance."

Now, it seems, Google can't keep its official blog secure. Late Monday, the search giant's official blog on Blogger.com (which Google also owns), was apparently defaced by someone purporting to be Trey Philips.

Philips, whose profile on the site described him as a neuroscience major at the University of Texas, implored the search giant, "Google, fix your blog pleeasssee! <3">

He gave a vague description of how he took control of the blog, as well as an explanation for why he did it.

It took a couple of hours, but the Google Blog is back up and running with all the original entries, and the "Google, fix your blog pleeasssee" entry is now gone.

Google has also followed up on their own blog entry stating that they mistakenly deleted their own blog and that it was not hacked nor was their password guessed by anyone.

Let’s just say it had something to do with their lovely rival Microsoft. :)


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