Google Images hacked


All works fine here, although I am on Google UK?

Works fine for me too, in US.

Also working normally for me. Also in US.

A-OK in LA

Works for me too. Are you sure you’re not the one who was hacked?

It was doing the same thing here on a little while ago, but seems to be fixed now.

Yeah I tried lots of things and they are all fine. So either they have fixed it fast or possibly something else more localized going on.

does anyone have a breakdown of the actual attack? This looked like URL rewriting at first but now I’m thinking DNS poisoning due to the limited number of people effected.

At least a couple people on the official Google discussion thread for the issue indicated it only seemed to be happening with Google’s DNS servers, so DNS poisoning definitely seems like a likely situation.

Mechanism aside, what an utterly bizarre attack. It’s like a numbers station.

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I was also hit with it on earlier. I thought it was just me.

It seems to be fixed – and fast too:

Kelly Machado Google Employee 9:38 AM (1 hour ago)
Hi guys,
Thank you all for your reports! Just to let you know that we are currently looking into this.
We will keep you updated on this thread.

Kelly Machado Google Employee 10:35 AM (48 minutes ago)
Hey guys,
We think we’ve fixed it. Could you please try and refresh your browser (clear cache & cookies) and see if it worked for you?


Some folks suggest that you need to refresh your DNS settings, though.

I never got to see it…

No, it was happening to me, and I’m using RCN’s servers.

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