Google Blog Was Hacked : It’s Official
For those of you who have been following the story of the rather odd message posted on the Google Blog Friday evening which read;
Google Click-to-Call project cancelled
10/07/2006 05:07:34 PM
After concientiously considering, Google has decided not to continue with Google Click-to-call project. The project has been in the media on last days because of the notice of Google agreement with e-Bay. We finally consider click-to-call agreement with e-Bay a monopolistic aproach that would damage small companies in the CRM area.
This message has been translated using Google language tools.
The post appeared on the Official Google Blog, then was quickly deleted, leading to suspicion that a flaw in Blogger led to the hoax.
Google has now confirmed that this is the case, from the (real) Official Google Blog:
About that fake post
10/08/2006 01:52:00 PM
Posted by Karen Wickre, Google Blog team
A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we’ve discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test. The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed. As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule, and we’re pleased with the results thus far.