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Google News Needs to Clean Up It's Ads

Discussion in 'Google' started by Surf_Dude, Feb 15, 2009.

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    GOOGLE NEWS HACKED
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    Apparently, Google News started serving ads on Feb. 4, 2009 -
    http://friendfeed.com/e/a83d1939-e7da-4d1d-ae19-98d13f099c0a/

    I searched Google News -
    The FIRST Google ad on the right hand side, under "Sponsored Links", said -

    I took a screenshot. It looks like a blue "Aladdin from the lamp".
    SEMrush
    I clicked on the ad, and was redirected to -
    http://www.1shubiz1.com/unique/pdf.php?f=all
    which is a page in the Russian language.

    I took a screenshot of this also.
    Looks like Google News has been hacked. NOBODY is safe, these days.

    EDIT: Neither one of those links above work the same as the first time I clicked on them.
    Lots of shifty stuff going on here. Glad I took screenshots.

    I would paste the screen shots here, but there is no way to do it directly (like avatars).
    Only a link from a website can be used.
    I do not have an appropriate site to post them from.
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    Surf_Dude, Feb 15, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
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    Search Engine Roundtable picked up on this story, and posted a screen shot -
    http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/019427.html

    Definitely a hack, apparently timed to coincide with President's Day.
    Some hackers lack good taste, and seek shock value only.
    I don't think we are going to see a lot of this - Google will squash it ASAP.

    "Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean that you SHOULD!"
    I guess it is an ego thing. "Look what I can do!"
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    Surf_Dude, Feb 16, 2009 IP