Hacker Posts Fraud Message on Google Blog
On Sunday, a Google blog post appeared according to which the bug was treated and the fake notice immediately removed from the site. The blog post announced that a Blogger bug facilitated an illegal user to construct a bogus post on Google the previous night. It claimed that Google had discontinued its 'AdWords click-to-call test'. Google fixed the bug quickly and removed the fake post. The announcement added, the 'click-to-call test' was progressing as before and Google was happy with results.
Even though Google's 'Blogger service' is just one of its many functions, the case of the Blogger hack sent signals that a determined attacker can bewilder Google's brainpower.
The fake post, that has been withdrawn now, claimed that after a thorough consideration, Google had decided not to go on with 'Google Click-to-call project'. On the last days, the project had attracted media attention because Google passed an agreement notice with eBay. The Google said that the 'click-to-call' agreement with eBay indicated a Google monopoly that could cause damage to small companies in the CRM field.
On the previous day of the hack, Google had introduced a new security page, which discussed about the firm's seriousness of security and how it designs all its 'services and applications' to protect the users' data privacy.
Reacting to the Google case, the blog community swiftly shifted from discussing the 'Adsense' test to remark on Google's security violation. They wondered how a company, which could not keep its own blog safe, could protect those of its users.
The blog Google post further damaged the search engine giant by saying that it translated the message using Google language tools.
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