1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Google Guy Matt Cutts hacked

Discussion in 'Websites' started by Pierce, Mar 31, 2007.

?

Hacked or not?

Poll closed Apr 3, 2007.
  1. No way, silly rabbit. April Fool's

    70 vote(s)
    72.9%
  2. Yes, this is serious.

    26 vote(s)
    27.1%
  1. #1
    Just after upgrading his WordPress blog to 2.1.x and noticing he was having wierd get requests he was hacked.

    Just goes to show it can happen to even the best of people.
    SEMrush
    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Pierce, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    gio likes this.
    SEMrush
  2. magnoliaweb

    magnoliaweb Guest

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    magnoliaweb, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  3. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

    Messages:
    13,484
    Likes Received:
    1,530
    Best Answers:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    510
    #3
    April Fool
     
    Smyrl, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    m0rtal likes this.
  4. MikeLugar

    MikeLugar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,453
    Likes Received:
    36
    Best Answers:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #4
    Wow, I hate those hacker retards, you guys are probably right, it's probably for april fools like shoemoney's thing.
     
    MikeLugar, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  5. DiscJockey

    DiscJockey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,689
    Likes Received:
    58
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    100
    #5
    It's an April fools joke. ;)
     
    DiscJockey, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    m0rtal likes this.
  6. MrX

    MrX Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    77
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    140
    #6
    Wow right before April Fool's Day...and by a group calling themselves "Dark SEO". Quite the coincidence.
     
    MrX, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    m0rtal likes this.
  7. Pierce

    Pierce Active Member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    26
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    95
    #7
    sure linking right back to darkseo.com

    he could get fired for pulling a stunt like that.
     
    Pierce, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  8. jabb

    jabb Peon

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    36
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    Its his personal blog, why would they fire him?
     
    jabb, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  9. magnoliaweb

    magnoliaweb Guest

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    I know that I am naive in the ways of black hat, hacking and the like but this seems pretty legit to me. Doesn't make sense that Matt Cutts would do this as an April Fools joke. Maybe it was a planned attack for april 1. Who knows. I don't find it funny though.
     
    magnoliaweb, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  10. ultimategp

    ultimategp Peon

    Messages:
    307
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #10
    Anything can get hacked no matter what theres no protection from it....It can be for april fools also
     
    ultimategp, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  11. jdR!pper

    jdR!pper Peon

    Messages:
    4,977
    Likes Received:
    564
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    This could be about April Fools' Day or the site can really be hacked.

    --Joe
     
    jdR!pper, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  12. lorien1973

    lorien1973 Notable Member

    Messages:
    12,210
    Likes Received:
    603
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    260
    #12
    yes those are the two available options ;)
     
    lorien1973, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    jdR!pper, Notting and MrX like this.
  13. m0rtal

    m0rtal Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    121
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    180
    #13
    Come on guys, you really think if it was hacked it would be like that for this long? noooooooo i don't think so
     
    m0rtal, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    jdR!pper likes this.
  14. Pierce

    Pierce Active Member

    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    26
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    95
    #14
    well his blog stated that he would not be online till monday. (i have the feed).

    He can get fired, because he is associated and repesentative of google. Just because its a personal blog doesnt mean its exempt from scrutany.

    Pierce
     
    Pierce, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  15. jakomo

    jakomo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,262
    Likes Received:
    82
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    138
    #15
    Wow MAn!!!

    Jakomo
     
    jakomo, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  16. john269

    john269 Notable Member

    Messages:
    6,229
    Likes Received:
    116
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    235
    #16
    I have taken a look by clicking on the link and I have read some of the blog and by the sounds of it, Matt Cutt wouldn't have written the stuff on the blog as most of it is against what Google is doing and Matt Cutts' blog was the favourable target for the hack as it is making no money so they thought they would hack mattcutts blog to get the word about when it comes to all of the software bugs in Googles search algorithum.

    So it looks as if this is a real hack by the Dark SEO Team and not an april fools.

    Matt Cutts has been taken over by the Dark SEO Team. Interesting.
     
    john269, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  17. Your Content

    Your Content Banned

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    45
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    Your Content, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  18. gogiants

    gogiants Peon

    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    5
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #18
    what... where is Matt Cutts
     
    gogiants, Mar 31, 2007 IP
    m0rtal likes this.
  19. DiscJockey

    DiscJockey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,689
    Likes Received:
    58
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    100
    #19
    Isn't it a little odd how the code of his usual blog page and the "hacked page" is similar. :p
     
    DiscJockey, Mar 31, 2007 IP
  20. swapnilreddy

    swapnilreddy Peon

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #20
    lol, good april fool stunt. I never saw something like this before. hahaha

    Really gr8...AF
     
    swapnilreddy, Mar 31, 2007 IP