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March 8th, 2004
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Just got this from the IT people at work. Anyone know anything about it?
We believe that Google has been hacked this morning, and would advise people not to use the directory for any internet searches.

Feel free to use alternatives such as:

www.yahoo.com

www.altavista.com

www.lycos.com

Please do not link to these sites via Google (as it currently has links to them up on the home page), nor access Google in any other way.

Also, please ignore any messages it may give telling you have you a virus, and ignore any instructions it may ask you to follow to remedy this.

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From:theora
Date:March 8th, 2004 08:14 am (UTC)
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Huh. I've just been using Google and noticed nothing amiss.
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From:mattlistener
Date:March 8th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC)
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Could you forward the email to me please? I'm very curious.
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From:prog
Date:March 8th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
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What does "it" mean in the last sentence... Google? That sounds more like it applies to one of the recent email viruses going around (the "Bagel" or "Beagle" one, I think). I have a mental image of an pointy-haired IT personal getting a viral email immediately after performing a Google search and coming to the only obvious conclusion.
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From:queue
Date:March 8th, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
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It's wierd that the person who sent the email is the one who walks around the office with a "Mac Geek" T-shirt.
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From:xalolo
Date:March 8th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
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Bizarre. I think the sad thing is that this came from an IT department...
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From:treacle_well
Date:March 8th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
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That so doesn't sound real. And I didn't get one.
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From:queue
Date:March 8th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC)
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It was sent by the McDougal IT team to McDougal, so you wouldn't have gotten it.
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