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Recap: 6:13PM PST: Google was not hacked, but instead had a DNS problem. For some readers the site was redirecting to the SoGoSearch page. That continues to fox me, and I plan to investigate further. All services have been restored. I find it amazing: Google is […]

Recap: 6:13PM PST: Google was not hacked, but instead had a DNS problem. For some readers the site was redirecting to the SoGoSearch page. That continues to fox me, and I plan to investigate further. All services have been restored. I find it amazing: Google is now as integrated in our lives as a phone company, or heaven forbid, TV networks. Multiple experts say that the screen grab I got was result of broswers not being able to resolve to Google.com, and instead stumbled upon google.com.net (com.net is the SoGoSearch website, and they have a wildcard match). Once Google’s DNS was restored, browsers stopped the appending, and started functioning normally.

Update #6: Yet another screen shot And another one, plus looks like someone swiped the domain name. Larry Magid was on the local CBS radio talking about the Google’s great vanishing trick.

Update #5: Everything back to normal. All Google services are working. Though as an aside, Google has reached the full capacity for its Web Accelerator Beta.

Update # 4: More from Mr. Krane of Google: BTW, this was not the result of a hack or any kind of security issue. “Yes, it was a DNS issue. We’re seeing things as fully restored as of more than 30 min. ago. You’re the first to send such a screen shot and report this kind of issue. I’ll bounce it to the tech staff and will keep you posted.” I got another screenshot which was as of 5.08 PM PST. Not sure if I am having this problem in specific or others noticing the same issue. I use comcast as broadband provider. Any updates people?

Update #3: David Krane, the big cheese @ Google PR wrote back a few seconds ago and had this to add, “Google’s global properties were unavailable for a short period of time earlier today. We’ve remedied the problem and access to Google has been restored worldwide.”

Update #2: Some people are saying in the comments here and over at Engadget, that Google might have been in middle of a DNS software switch. I still can’t believe that a strange image would just show up there.

Update #1: Some people say they have it back, but I am still having trouble logging in to my Gmail. And still not getting Google homepage. I have left voice mail and sent emails to Google’s PR people and their hotline. Not sure, what’s going on precisely but will be on the story.

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03.11 PM, PST: Looks like we are having a Google outage – apparently someone has hijacked their Domain, and something called SoGoSearch is showing up instead. GMail was down as well. Google ads are not being served up as well. Am I the only one, or did you guys feel the webquake as well? Man if this is a hack, then we now know nothing – not even god, I mean Google is safe! Is this someone’s idea of teaching them a lesson? Or has the Web Accelerator shown its true colors? Lots of unanswered questions. Here is a screen grab by the way!

  1. Yuri Ammosov Saturday, May 7, 2005

    Some other people noticed too, but right now it is back.

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  2. Wow, this is amazing. Google being hacked means that we’re all basically screwed from any type of security on the web. I would like to know what really caused this, though. Hopefully something like this won’t happen again.

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  3. gmail is still out

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  4. Google hacked!

    Oh, the humanity! Seriously, Google has been offline for like two minutes, and I feel…

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  5. well, the dns was down becouse google was visitable with http://216.239.39.99/

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  6. Too funny, the sky is falling, the sky is falling. Hey maybe they had an internal problem or there DNS servers got hosed. Who knows.

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  7. This should be interesting, I wonder ‘if’ google was ever hacked, would they come out and admit it? There must be a emergency meeting going on as we speak with their PR people hehe.

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  8. second hand from the valley Saturday, May 7, 2005

    An issue of changing DNS from a service to a home grown solution is my third-hand knowledge, eavesdropping on a friend’s phone call to employee.

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  9. Why…

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  10. It was more like 1/2 h not only 2 minutes and it affected most if not all regional sites as well (.co.uk, .es, .nl, etc)

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  11. Holy HELL. I noticed gmail was down, but damn…I can’t believe it was hacked.

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  12. DNS poison != Google hacked

    Two different things.

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  13. Google Down?

    Google was down for a brief time and there are reports that the site was in fact hacked.

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  14. Google hacked!

    Mighty Internet giant Google was humbled this evening by a hack attack! As reported below,…

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  15. A Trio of Google Items (Plus Another!)

    One: Fred is at it again, sharing his AdSense data. This time I think he did in fact violate AdSense TOS. Not in saying AdSense Image ads suck, but in providing click through rates. Hawk comments here. Two: Google’s Web Accelerator is turning into so…

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  16. Damn, I just power cycled my modem and then called Comcast to tell them my internet is down – now I feel stupid

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  17. Was Google Hacked?

    It looks like someone or some group is not happy with a well-known search engine located in Mountain View, California. Earlier this afternoon, Google Blogoscoped reported that Google was down. Nice catch (as always ) to P.L. Then, Om M….

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  18. Apparently, the myDoom virus rearead it’s ugly head again today and flooded googe and gmail with crap. Wy wifes hotmail account, which rarely gets email at all, got 150 infected emails today, so this is confirmed.

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  19. What happened to Google

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  20. That screenshot is clearly faked – look at the address bar, it still shows the google logo, at the left of the address, this is a line of HTML that changes that image, now would “sogo” or whatever balls it was, really use the google logo?

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  21. Michael Ducker Saturday, May 7, 2005

    Sogo is really http://www.sogosearch.com

    It’s not a codename for a hacker.

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  22. Google Hacked

    Wondered why I couldn’t get my GMail for a while…

    Om Malik reports on the Google Domain Hijacking.

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  23. well seriously .. if they were hacked then the hacker didnt do a very good job. i can access gmail and i can use google plus that screen could’ve been taken when they were in the first steps of taking over google

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  24. no problem with google here at this time

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  25. I noticed that http://www.google.com.net/ redirects to that sogo place. Could this be a result of your browser doing a “best fit” sort of deal when google.com was down? I know Firefox tries to find the best site when the one you enter is wrong, not sure about Safari.

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  26. This article made me remember an article I read last week in a national IT-magazine, in which they pointed out some of the dangers facing the current Domain Name System (DNS). The article was mostly based on information from a report by the National Research Council.

    A prepublication and more information on that report can be found here:
    CSTB Publication: Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation
    and
    Nat’l Academies Press: Signposts in Cyberspace: The Domain Name System and Internet Navigation

    To which I must admit not having read anything but the summary myself.

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  27. Folks, well got an update from Google folks who did clarify and said that there was a DNS glitch. Not a hack. my apologies for an alarmist headline, but it was clear something was up.

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  28. I noticed that http://www.google.com.net/ does in fact go to the sogo search site and also that http://www.sogosearch.com/ is the same as the google.com.net site. Maybe it was some type of hack and it’s not like anything is “hack proof”. There will ALWAYS be a way to break through firewalls. Even with the best encryption it’s still possible to penetrate.

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  29. Here’s another screenshot:

    http://img179.echo.cx/img179/7959/googlehacked7to.jpg

    If Google is telling the truth, then this post must be a lie?

    http://hbarbobot.kicks-ass.net/?p=42

    $ whois google.com
    Whois Server Version 1.3
    Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net
    for detailed information.
    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.SUCKS.FIND.CRACKZ.WITH.SEARCH.GULLI.COM
    IP Address: 80.190.192.24
    Registrar: KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH
    Whois Server: whois.rrpproxy.net
    Referral URL: http://www.key-systems.net
    Server Name: GOOGLE.COM.HAS.LESS.FREE.PORN.IN.ITS.SEARCH.ENGINE.THAN.SECZY.COM
    IP Address: 209.187.114.130
    Registrar: INNERWISE, INC. D/B/A ITSYOURDOMAIN.COM
    Whois Server: whois.itsyourdomain.com
    Referral URL: http://www.itsyourdomain.com

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  30. Yeah, GooGlE WaS HACkEd. Jesus christ, you guys are morons.

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  31. It appears this is nothing more than your DNS server f’ing up. Apparently, your side of the world must’ve been redirecting to SoGoSearch for some reason – I (in Michigan) only got an error message saying that Google.com couldn’t be found.

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  32. I’ve noticed that all the screenshots are on OS X.

    I noticed this on my OS X box, but not my windows box (when google started responding again) and flushing dns brought back the normal google

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  33. Fred Foobar Saturday, May 7, 2005

    Some browsers redirect to a generic search page when the domain you typed in couldn’t be found (for example, because of a DNS error). This could be how people started seeing ‘SoGoSearch’ and ‘MSN Search’ pages.

    In response to Brendan Loy: The existence of amusing subdomains of gulli.com and seczy.com doesn’t mean Google was hacked. It’s just a joke by the people who own those domains.

    From what I’ve seen here, I see no reason to believe that Google was hacked. It just looks like a DNS screwup. “Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence”, and all that.

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  34. As far as the whois stuff goes, look closely. The entry for GOOGLE.COM is still there and intact. Somebody did manage to get in newer entries that include the substring “GOOGLE.COM” and thus also show up on a basic search, which is bad, but that has nothing to do with Google itself. -m

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  35. They hacked google because it finds less cracks and pron then other sites. LOL

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  36. Was Google Hacked?

    Google says no, that it was just a DNS glitch. Then why was there another search engine showing up? This one demands an in-depth press release, I’d say. Google Hacked? No DNS Glitch says Google [GigaOm]…

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  37. MyDoom, MyDoom, MyDoom

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  38. Google Disappeared for a While on Saturday Due to DNS Issue

    At around dinner time on the East Coast, my wife Kathleen called from Harrisburgh, PA. She and her sister Mary planned a weekend away for the two of them and were looking for directions to a movie theater. I tried…

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  39. I had sex during the downtime.. If its last downtime.. when will I have sex again? ;)

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  40. Anyone with half a brain and access to more than one DNS server could tell you that Google wasn’t hacked. It’s people like you that give tech support such a hard time with the stupidest problems. Before you jump to conclusions next time … fire off at least 2 synapses before you open your mouths.

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  41. This is the 3rd time that ive seen this happen is just the first time its been picked up on. Kinda interesting…….. but i wouldent worry about it, I think the DNS has a routing problem becuase of the number of times ive seen this. Also its never lasted more and 1:30 minutes for me anyway.

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  42. Hmm… Interesting that in the initial post here, Google gets a capital G and GOD gets a lower case G. Certainly Googole isn’t the new mesiah :)

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  43. While this probably isn’t the case with the Google incident, New Scientist published an article describing how a malevolent hacker can essentially “poison” the dns system locally, then potentially regionally, and so on forth, to have a domain name point to a different IP address. Essentially this problem with google could happen in such a manner.

    Here’s a link to the article from New Scientist:
    http://www.newscientist.com/channel/info-tech/dn7299

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  44. whoops, sorry for the slight redundancy. I checked above previously and didn’t see mention of the article or dns poisoning. After reading through the comments more thoroughly I see that Bruce posted some articles that appear similar in concept. Hopefully the article I listed will help with further elaboration.

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  45. So, Does anyone else think Bill Gates had something to do with this? Gotta love a good conspiracy theory =8-)

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  46. Global Google Server Down

    Google.com and all of it subsidiary sites were down for at least 15 minutes today.

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  47. Google Hacked?

    Did you happen to notice that Google was having some difficulties today? Here’s what some people saw when they tried to go to Google.

    Gigaom.com has more screen shots and information.

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  48. Just a guess, but perhaps with http://www.google.com returning NXDOMAIN the gethostby* functions tried variations and ended up resolving sites like http://www.google.com.net which inadvertantly sent people to the spoof site.

    Probably not a hack, just an interesting coincidence :)

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  49. google wasn;t hacked

    it wasn.t dns.

    it was a testing of “how many will talk”

    PR

    they are creating chatter and attention,,,

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  50. Google is down

    Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google More Information Google Hacked?…

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  51. Google hacked?

    Saw this story on Gizomodo and Om Mallick’s blog.

    Everything seems to be fine now, but the Whois records for google looked really wired.

    Here is the screen shot from directi.com whois:

    Google says its a DNS issue, but i feel that the domai…

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  52. The world stood still…

    So I’m sitting on my laptop scanning for viruses, spyware, monitoring packets, tracing routes…I rebooted my computer, checked my plugins and program list. Google can’t be down, I said. That doesn’t happen. I guess it did. In my neck of the woods, …

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  53. Thats really strange, We at Adsense publishers must have lost few dollars for all this issue. But one thing is sure, sogosearch has got a lots of publicity from all this issue.

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  54. Blogging about Blogging !!

    The sky came down. Well, not exactly. None ever knew how it was to have Google go down for a few minutes or getting hacked. All this and more happened today evening at 3:00 pm PST to 6:00 pm…

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  55. Folks the site sogosearch own the com.net dns record

    they are using the *.com.net domain to catch dns queries from .com sites that people type incorrectly or the dns lookup fails, their internet explorer starts appending suffixes to the name to try and locate a site, they have a record for the name google.com.net so when a google.com lookup fails internet explorer trys adding .net to the end and finds the wrong site

    doesnt take a google genius to figure this out

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  56. So it wasn’t just me…

    So I was working on GPack, extending Mail::Webmail::Gmail and otherwise reverse engineering GMail when I suddenly lost all contact to…

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  57. Angst um Google Domain

    Heute Nacht war Google nicht erreichbar und Besucher wurden zu verschiedenen Websites weitergeleitet. Und die Welt stand still am Abgrund des Internets, in welchen bereits Google hinabgefallen war und es nur noch eine Frage der Zeit war, bis wir Google…

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  58. Google mit DNS-Problemen

    Google hatte offenbar in der letzten Nacht ein DNS-Problem, das nicht nur die Suchseiten, sondern auch die Adsense-Anzeigen betraf, die nicht mehr ausgeliefert wurden. Dies führte zu wilden Spekulationen, ob Googles Domains einem Hijacker zum Opfer fie…

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  59. The second screenshot (http://img241.echo.cx/img241/6208/googlemsn3lp.png) is clearly a bad fake.
    First, putting an URI in the adress bar and hitting enter (or pressing Go) would append a solidus (slash) at the end of the URI.
    Also, the icon at the left of the adress is semi transparent. This indicates that no one have pressed either enter or Go yet (try that in Firefox and you’ll see.)

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  60. I work in google’s department for west europe.
    It was hack indeed.
    Nothing more to say. If you need more informations.. email me.

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  61. Google’s not lying when they say they weren’t hacked. But calling it a DNS “glitch” isn’t entirely honest.

    While the DNS server I used that was affected, I looked at the source of the SoGoSearch page, which was different than the source if you browsed to SoGoSearch in the address bar. The difference?

    The “hijacked” version had:

    as a comment instead of

    Ok, so a script is pulling that in. :P

    Seriously though, the DNS I used for my PSP Browser portal was wonked, but when I switched back to Comcast’s default DNS servers, everything was fine. Still sounds like a trunk’s DNS was maliciously altered. How could a few get the wrong record and everyone else get the right one?

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  62. Google hacked or not?

    Engadget.com is reporting that for a short period of time, Google was not available today. That is quite serious, what…

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  63. DNS is the first thing I thought of when I heard about this. And then I came here and saw a screenshot of a search engine. Now that’s an interesting coincidence, isn’t it? :)

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  64. It could be DNS or even virus kind of stuff … just see old stuff http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004_07_01_archive.html

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  65. It was not a hack… Some browsers try adding some common prefixes like .com, .net when a domain name does not resolve.

    When http://www.google.com could not be found, it tried http://www.google.com.net (try going there) which seems to have been setup just to catch this type of traffic.

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  66. American Express sponsors the SOGOSearch site !
    A credit card company gone to the dark side ….

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  67. did anyone bother to tell nslookup to use googles SOA server and then have a look at how google.com resolved?

    if it resolved to the ‘mysterious other site’ than technically google got hacked.

    if say comcast’s nameserver(s) was misdirecting and googles wasn’t, tan it’s comcast wot got hacked…

    it’s not rocket science…

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  68. As well.

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  69. I hope you guys realise that some of the screenshots are possibly faked. I can easily fake them myself (goto another site and then change the address bar)
    For example the Google MSN (http://img241.echo.cx/img241/6208/googlemsn3lp.png) you can see that the server it is trying to access is search.msn.com, I know that this may be for pictures but who knows, maybe has been a hoax. I know that not all of them are fake, but I’d think if the DNS stuffed up it wouldn’t redirect you to lots of different sites, rather just one (SOGO in this case)

    Tim

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  70. There was no re-direct but an error message…we use http://www.google.ca in Canada and wouldn’t fly…tried gmail and got page could not be found errors.
    Didn’t have too much time but a whois on google.ca appeared to direct to google.com: which is likely the problem domain.

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  71. Sogo is a big department store in Indonesia.

    Was google hacked by an Indonesian Crack SpecOps?

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  72. > fire off at least 2 synapses before you open your mouths.

    Pleasant fellow, isn’t he?

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  73. Shoot the messenger reflex. what can you say…

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  74. i kept getting the http://www.com.org whenever going to google, gmail, froogle, etc…

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  75. Google gehacked?

    Om Malik:

    Looks like we are having a Google outage – apparently someone has hijacked their Domain, and something called SoGoSearch is showing up instead.

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  76. Google DNS Problems

    New.com, OM Malik and others report that Google experienced a 15 minute global DNS outage yesterday, causing a redirect to http://www.google.com.net instead, which led consumers to believe hacking had taken place. It’s a matter of concern that a comp…

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  77. The ‘dead Google air’ I hit didn’t refer, it just seemed to ‘hang’ during the lookup. Damn, I pinged the domain name, but didn’t ping the IP! If someone did they could probably clean up this DNS ‘hijack/poisoning’ thing!!!

    I had noticed a large UK PC sales group suddenly went ‘off air’ to-day. Later announcing that they were upgrading… 5 hours later too, ermmmm?!

    Wierder things have happened.

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  78. Yup, noticed it as well. Got back from running errands, opened browser and bam… no Google. Thought it might have been Comcast, but using other some friends’ computers resulted in the same thing. :/

    Kinda hit home how centralized/dependant many services are on Google. Of note is Adsense… I checked out a few dozen pages and all of them had Adsense missing during this time.

    The fact that almost all of Google’s primary services are based on the *.google.com domain allows for this kind of “one hit affects everything” situation.

    Hopefully, Google will come up with a way of avoiding such future disturbances.

    Wing
    http://www.polygon-comics.com

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  79. I was redirected from google.dk to http://www.www.google.com.org/

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  80. More on yesterday’s Google outage

    GigaOm explains the strange screenshots: Multiple experts say that the screen grab I got was…

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  81. they are using the *.com.net domain to catch dns queries from .com sites that people type incorrectly or the dns lookup fails, their internet explorer starts appending suffixes to the name to try and locate a site, they have a record for the name google.com.net so when a google.com lookup fails internet explorer trys adding .net to the end and finds the wrong site

    If it’s a wildcard, then how come http://www.google.com.net/ takes me to SoGo, but http://www.yahoo.com.net/ does not, nor does http://www.cnn.com.net/ or http://www.brendanloy.com.net/ or any other replacement for the “wildcard” that I’ve tried?

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  82. How Much Did Google Outage Cost?

    After we reported the Google problems yesterday, David Krane of Google, pointed out that the outage was for about 15 minutes or so. Given that the company had sales of $1.256 billion in the previous quarter, or about $581,481 an hour, apparently the co…

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  83. Google goes offline

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  84. Web Accelerator Goes Offline, As Does Google (Briefly)

    Google has shut off access to it’s ill-fated, ill-received Google Web Accelerator (GWA). Unlike a few days ago, when it appeared Google was redirecting people from the GWA page to the Google Toolbar page, it looks like Google’s found a…

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  85. rainadaman Sunday, May 8, 2005

    google can never be hacked , probably there was DNS problem or there was problem with all the PC’s that uses GOOGLE….

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  86. Well looks like sogo are getting a shitload of free publicity!!
    hmmm, could just have been an error in their favour tho! Shame is slept through all of this! would have loved to watch it unfold and have a go at working it out.
    :)

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  87. Anonymous Peon Monday, May 9, 2005

    Okay, I ‘watched’ this happen, by monitoring my DNS cache.

    Google (or whoever manages their DNS) screwed up – http://www.google.com is a CNAME pointing to http://www.l.google.com. Entries for http://www.l.google.com took a walk for perhaps 30 minutes, making http://www.l.google.com return NXDOMAIN.

    SoGo (or whoever owns .com.net) have a specific A record for http://www.google.com.net, to catch people who can’t get to Google for some reason, and use browsers that do the incredibly stupid thing (Safari?) when they can’t find a domain. This “paid off” for them when Google decided to take a walk from the Internet for those few minutes.

    No foul play here, unless it was an inside job, at which point it wasn’t a very sensible one.

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  88. Estimation on revenue lost from recent Google DNS blackout

    Due the recent Google DNS Blackout, someone guesstimate how much advertisement revenue they lost from search results:

    … Q1 2005, Google cashed $657 million by showing sponsored links on search results. This means 300,000 US$ per hour. Taking int…

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  89. Google hacked?

    Internet Ein Anonymer Feigling schreibt: “Heute Nacht wurde Google gehackt. Die Seite wurde kurzzeitig ver舅dert und war dananach kurz offline” und verweist auf einen Blog-Posting von Om Malik.Was wir hier im IRC mitbekamen, war haupts臘hlich ein v…

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  90. I don’t think so, Google hack is fake. I agree, in the address bar of sogo screenshot, it still shows google’s logo!!
    This is a hoax by who knows, microsoft?

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  91. The logo is still in the window because Safari/Firefox tends to be a bit slow in updating icons. They don’t always look at the icon apparently. It is not a faked image, people, it is a simple bug in Firefox/Safari that I’ve experienced since 0.8 ;)

    By the way – I doubt Microsoft feels Google is a threat to them. Google is a search/steal your privacy company, not a screw-yourself company ;). Microsoft has no need to feel threatened by Google, except in terms of MSN Search / Hotmail.

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  92. [...] Google Hacked? O Google foi hackeado? Ou foi um problema de DNS? O fato é que no sábado quando eu abri meu Firefox, dizi [...]

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  96. I m not a techie so dont know much except the basics but at the moment i cant reach the now-so-famous google.com.net !!!

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  100. [...] recently tried to get on Google and noticed that the site was down. Then I found out that Google had a DNS Error. Source: mrmiscellanious from the G4tv forums Phatlip12 aka Kyle Techspec [...]

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  101. [...] recently tried to get on Google and noticed that the site was down. Then I found out that Google had a DNS Error. Source: mrmiscellanious from the G4tv forums Phatlip12 aka Kyle Techspec [...]

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  102. [...] recently tried to get on Google and noticed that the site was down. Then I found out that Google had a DNS Error. Source: mrmiscellanious from the G4tv forums Phatlip12 aka Kyle Techspec [...]

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  103. cool

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  104. rain-adaman Tuesday, May 17, 2005

    google hacked and Kylie Minogue got Breast cancer.

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  105. Thomas Collins Thursday, May 26, 2005

    As of 07:28 EST google.com is still not reachable via domain name.
    Using the URl I am presented with the Firefox logo and nothing esle on the page. Yes I can get to google using one of it’s ip addresses.
    DNS problem still in effect?

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  106. 6-4-2005. 1PM PST. Gmail is down. Server Error (500)

    So are we seeing the first cracks in the zillion of cheap servers technical approach?

    I believe one or more competing SE/portals use specialized storage with dual parity RAID (“RAID DP”) to ensure data availability (treating customer data like a Fortune 500 compnay treats its corporate records)

    Or is this another DNS issue?

    I imagine the zillion-cheap-server-grid is pretty darn complex.

    Anyway, don’t bother to e-mail (gmail) me until it’s back up!

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  107. Screen shot of gmail down

    It’s a 502 error.

    Nobody can hide anything on the Net…

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  108. I am still having problems with google as for gmail is totally out

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  109. apparently there were some gmail issues in recent week. it was a problem localized to some users. seems like it has been fixed.

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  110. [...] planeta es este?

    Martes, 07 de junio de 2005

    Qué pasa con Google
    No han sido Hackeados, pero yo por lo menos desde esta mañana no puedo entrar al corre [...]

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  111. my computer was fine exept for gmail which i have by the way

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  112. Hi all,
    this is off-topic … I have met a serious problem: when looking for ANYTHING searching in http://www.google.com, I obtain the ONLY reference to ncc.sex-explorer.com. How can I get rid of this property?
    Interesting is, that when trying e.g. http://www.google.sk, I have no problems.
    If anyone knows, where is the problem, please, send me a mail.

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  113. I’m glad I stumbled on this topic..explains why I got the same error as many of you pointed out with Google. Can you say free publicity?

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  114. Search for VoIP Coming Up Short

    Om wrote that Google was experiencing some technical difficulties and as far as I can tell they still are. When I search for “voip” today I get 1-10 of 10 results, it should be more like 1-10 of 5,000+ results….

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  115. google needs to buy XTEN then starts voip with free pc tp pc calls and 2c per mi for landline.

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  116. HELP!
    My google is different, you can’t do image search, or any of the others, and the number of pages is different and it looks a bit strange. Their is no “im feeling lucky”. It hink someone HACKED MY GOOGLE

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  117. I didn’t get the same thing you guys did. I got a string of code that had the web page http://www.yousendit.com listed in it. Is that the same thing or did I see something different

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  118. I didn’t get the SOGO page. Yesterday a couple of friend and I discovered it at about 4:10 CST. The Source code was not at all like it should be. It was asking you to type in the code that displayed in the “picture.” No javascript however was present in the source code. The image search, new, etc worked fine. It just effected the search page. It said something to the affect of ” your computer has been infected etc.” If that were so and Google had made this page, then it would not be like this on every computer in our server room, and also the prompt would come up in the image search as well.

    I think that we were one of the first to discover this, because we went to every single forum (geek forums) but nothing was reported. Anyways has this affected any one else.

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  119. visit http://www.apexbug.com for more info on google hacking.

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  120. anyone get that google.com gets you to sogosearch but google.ca still works fine?

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  121. THAT SITE IS SLOW, THEY ARE NO GOOGLE, THAT IS FOR SURE!!!!

    http://www.pbxinfo.com

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  122. Juanito Godinez Thursday, November 17, 2005

    I had a problem that was sort of like yours. I wasn’t able to open some sites. I kept getting the DNS error. I finally found this and it fixed it. http://www.fixieonline.com/pagefix

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  123. Hey people,

    this is not due to any hack or something. This is just child name servers created at the Registry.

    When you query internic’s servers for the whoisof the domain name, internic performs a domain.com.* query and that is the reason this thing shows up. You can check the same for hotmail.com, yahoo.com.

    Ifyou have a domain namme abc.com you can go ahead and register a child name servers which says google.com.i.dont.own.that.abc.com and this should also show up in the whois search of google.com. So just a wrong way to query used by Internic servers!

    Hope this was a little helpful to you guys.

    PJ
    http://www.pratikj.info
    http://www.port43whois.com

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  124. Google via IP address works today, but for us (apparently just us), am getting either:
    Index of /

    Name Last modified Size Description

    [DIR] Parent Directory 21-Dec-2005 15:05 –
    [DIR] cgi-bin/ 21-Dec-2005 14:20 –

    Apache/1.3.34 Server at http://www.google.com Port 80
    —————————–
    …or getting a web hosting company apparently called “computersteroids” (when typing in “groups-beta.google.com”). Whose DNS files are bad and whose are good?

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  125. Im getting it today for the first time. Seems like they still have this so called glitch

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  126. I haven’t been able to access Gmail homepage, Hello download page, Yahoo sign-in page, Hotmail sign-in page, eBay sign-in, etc., for two weeks now despite following every “fix” out there. Just goes to a DNS error page. Still can backdoor onto Yahoo by signing in on the Photos link. I wish someone could fix this…

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  127. 7.38 pm in Australia and google is still screwed,all my sites are not showing addsense ads,a search using google.com yields a blank and the addsense code generation page is a shambles.

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  128. [...] Om Malik´s Broadband Blog hat das Protokoll der Ereignisse engadget bericht technorati cosmos [...]

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  129. k

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  130. Maybe it was just poison in _your_ DNS cache?

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  131. It is possible to poison DNS records. If a particular region is having problems, it seems likely that that region or a specific ISP’s DNS was poisoned. It seems unlikely that only a single specific LAN’s gateway was poisoned, except maybe for practice before attacking the regional DNS.

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  132. Maybe it was just poison in your DNS cache?

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  133. Um, it just happened to me at 1 AM June 27th, I typed in http://www.google.com and got this:
    http://www.sogosearch.com/?mysearch=google&skn=Jungle

    …why the hell did that happen!!?? I thought I had a virus until I found your blog about it here…

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  134. When I reading a message in google earth, I recived a message on a IRC net to visit a page. This page have a troyan, so I think that when you read your mail, this people don’t have more, but your IP, and use this information, to try an attack over your computer. I don’t know how this people have this information, but it could be, this dns server in troubles.

    Bye from Spain.

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  135. When I was reading a message in google gmail, I recived a message on a IRC net to visit a page. This page have a troyan, so I think that when you read your mail, this people don’t have more, but your IP, and use this information, to try an attack over your computer. I don’t know how this people have this information, but it could be, this dns server in troubles.

    Bye from Spain.
    (sorry for my horrible english)

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  136. In thailand, google and gmail have been offline for about 10 hours or more as of writing.

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  137. It seems that not only Google was hit. Around 20 percent of sites I visited today were down. I thought it was my cable connection but it appeared to be something else. Could you imagine Google going down? And all its Adsense? :)

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  138. hadi lan yarragım hepinizin anasına vurum bacınızada tabi :D:D:D

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  139. Son idiotas, no ven ke no hay pruebas??
    Como saben ke modificaron la imagen?? AHH?!
    Ke borraron la parte en donde salia google y le pusieron otra imagen??

    No lo puedo creer…
    De verdad ke no…

    No sean giles, Google es seko. Y los pikotas & envidiosos ke dicen ke no ke se jodan.

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  140. google kim haclemiş soleyin inanmıyorum çünkü

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  141. Lan kürdlüğünüzü illa biyerde gösterceniz a.q dumun salaklarıı. ing. bilionuzmukı buralarda dolaşıyonuz sonrada konuşuyonuz. internet sizin neyinize a.qduklarım!

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  142. Larry Menestrina Thursday, October 26, 2006

    I have not been able to log onto Google for several days now. I get an error message stating: “Cannot find Server”. Whats going on? Is there anything I can do to correct this?

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  143. I just had another outage – anyone get the same on gmail/Home?

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  144. my pc has been hijacked!! help!!

    try to get google.co.uk and it takes me to some other junk!!

    the junk page’s layout remains the same but changes its name everytime i try to go on a webpage…this happens with most webpages …but not this one…(?)

    cant access google …or anything really except yahoo mail and microsoft.com

    how can i fix this?

    tried loads of scans…avg…trendkill…spywareblaster…spybot…etc etc all come up with zero

    get me at bduffin3012atyahoodotcodotuk and help me out please!!!!!

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  145. lizola signif Sunday, December 3, 2006

    seriously this just happened to Apple… I have a screen shot, i dont’ know how to link it in here. It’s 2:11 AM on sunday night Dec 3, 2006. But it’s SOGO. I thought it was so crazy I googled SOGO and found this link about the same thing happening to Google… crazy. Send an e-mail and I’ll send the image. It looks just like yours but with the apple link.

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  147. Its funny. I can access google and its every service from my server but not from my laptop. I guess i ll have to use the server in the meantime. It is 6:45 EST. GOOGLE STILL DOWN.

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  148. I don’t know how this people have this information, but it could be, this dns server in troubles.

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  149. The last week I noticed Google.com unavailable and my AdSense earnings went down 50%.

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  150. If google was really hack i bet it was either a group of people that call themselves the g00ns or it was the other group that calls themselves the sKuLlZ but that is what i think if you don’t want anything messed up with your computer don’t look for these guys these guys are probably the elite of the elite

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  151. Here in my neck of the woods, google.com hits google.sk, has been doing that since midnight last night.

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  152. Google is still down (9AM CDT) in my part of the world (NW Florida) and has been since late last night. Maybe the BellSouth DNS is not self-correcting.

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  153. More on Google…

    A few days ago I mentioned the possibility that Google may have a browser in the works. Matt Hartley then mentioned it in lockergnome web developer and then it was mentioned in linkswarm. Within a few short hours, my…

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  154. [...] – 123k – Jul 24, 2007 – Cached – Similar pages GigaOM Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google « well, the dns was down becouse google was visitable with http://216.239.39.99/ ….. to Google [...]

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  155. Well, it’s happening again now. (?) I could not access Google dan their families (from Indonesia). DNS did not resolve.

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  156. [...] to see if he has wrote something in regard of this, nothing, while i found this interesting post on Google got hacked topic. The GigAom owner has a nice post over there that has updated it several times, it is a good [...]

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  157. I guess a lot of people do not have an understanding of how DNS works…

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  158. up to now Google experiences some problems with this… talk about a giant company, duh!

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  159. I’m hoping that they ensure that these “glitches” don’t happen very often at all. Considering how prevalent google is in all of our lives, it would be a catastrophe if it were down for even a few hours.

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  160. I know the truth. Google is all a lie and runs all it’s quires through SoGoSearch!

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  161. [...] also have been reports which are speculating a relation with the 2005 Google DNS glitch. The Indian users have complained that while trying to access Google, they were redirected to [...]

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  162. google in india is not working properly since last 3 days. any one has any idea?

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  163. Not here it’s been out all day for me.
    Nothing seems to load as far as the web
    search goes, but images work and that’s
    all.
    I have not seen any redirect to any other
    search engines at all.
    I live in Texas.

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  164. news.google.com is still down here in north Texas. It looks like the rest is up.

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  165. is it happening again? I have not been able to access anything *.google.com this morning

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  166. When using Google search all come up as question marks. example (???????) please advise. I’m paying for PPC advertising and I’m losing sales because of this,Please advise.

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  167. Still continually, everyday at some point… hijack by sogo or infoweb (same company) and usually yahoo as well, but also digg.com today

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  168. Is this a comcast broadband problem?

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  169. really? this isn’t happening to anyone else? Eveyday, maybe more than once, our comcast broadband connection ends up getting hijacked. Google ads are hijacked and replaced with annoyingly awful orange ‘sogo’ logotype. Either that, or the search (yahoo and google) get directly hijacked by either the orange ‘sogo’ page or the other ‘infoweb’ page… which is the same company.

    I can’t believe nobody else is having this problem. It surely can’t just be us.

    We’re using comcast cable/broadband in Portland, Oregon.

    This has been going on for at least a year now, but gotten much worse within the last few months.

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  170. Whoa, today (date to left of post), i was trying to access a part of my site i have barely created (new mod for phpbb3), and when trying to install (through browser, install.php stuff), internet would redirect to sogosearch.

    Is anyone doing anything to stop these people?

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  171. Still happening. Sogo redirect for certain pages. Comcast broadband, osx, using any browser, same results. I still cannot believe that there isn’t anybody with a fix for this or at least more complaints. It seems almost as if where you’d expect to see people angry or complaining about this, that the messages have been wiped from forums.

    today’s annoying redirect is when accessing a mundane ip lookup page that has never had the sogo redirect problem in the past, but now being redirected for about a week straight.

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  172. This happened to me two days ago. It occurred on two separate computers, a mac and a pc. The address bar said http://www.google.com but the page displayed the Paul Campaign for Liberty website. It was as if the ron paul site resided on the google domain. It was like that for about ten minutes or so around 7:05PM PST. I am in the Los Angeles area with Time Warner Cable as my ISP and I am using a Belkin N1 Wireless Router. Could it be a DNS issue? I also have regular issues trying to access the yahoo login page and some pop3 issues connecting to my personal mail server – not sure if these are related.

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  173. Still happening…. Browser lags to a crawl and then as usual, yahoo.com is first to get hijacked by infoweb (which is the same as sogo)… usually by clicking a news link. And the ‘infoweb’ site is also aware of the yahoo hijack since they page they display is all about yahoo and their (old) business dealings during the initial talk of a microsoft takeover.

    slows down home broadband connection to a crawl… mac/osx comcast cable broadband, portland oregon. Usually lasts for at least 10 to 15 minutes.

    I still can’t believe there isn’t more conversation about this on forums…

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  174. [...] DNS was restored, browsers stopped the appending, and started functioning normally. Source:Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google – GigaOM __________________ May Your Wishes Come True !! DR911 Goverment Grant & Loan Infomation To [...]

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  175. Google has definetely been hacked now or something seriously has screwed up. Basically Pakistani news appears and when you type BBC into the box and all other sites are reported as being dangerous and unaccessible.

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  176. Google was hacked.

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  177. I don’t think Google was hacked because if they were hacked how do they resolved this so quick?!

    They are testing some new algorithm commands on their server and something worked wrong..

    -Bizkit

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  178. This article is great! I cannot believe someone hacked Google. That is like the biggest slap in the face to them. Great article and beautiful site design btw. Keep up the good work!

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  179. I was faced with the same problem as awful was (or still is?), and was super frustrated
    finally I downloaded applejack and ran it once, and the problem was solved somehow

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  180. Google was hacked
    Google was hacked
    Google was hacked
    Google was hacked
    Google was hacked
    Google was hacked Google was hacked Google was hacked

    Some marketing guy is pretending it did not happen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have 38 people denying this !

    Never trust them

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  181. [...] Google (NOT) Hacked? Just A DNS Glitch says Google 03.11 PM, PST: Looks like we are having a Google outage – apparently someone has hijacked their Domain, and something called SoGoSearch is showing up instead. GMail was down as … [...]

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  182. My google search results get misdirected, hacked even today

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  183. Atul Deshmukh Thursday, July 22, 2010

    yes google.com or google.co.in and internal are failing to open, some flight travel company is opening. the data seems to be coming from some smartname.com site where dns might be forwarding data. initially i thought my browser was hacked so i deleted all temp files and cookies but the problem persisted, checked in firefox and internet explorer
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs214.snc4/39053_1499917425161_1450925680_1240382_5585555_n.jpg

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  184. Google has banned its services in China because of hacking attempts on Google in china. Could this mishap be the work of china? May be Google is trying to hide something.

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