Lots of running around earlier with the posting on a number of blogs that Google was pulling the click-to-call advertising model, which it had recently just launched. I’m not going to feed the frenzy by publishing a screenshot of the entry – suffice it to say that Google has now posted an official statement that the entry was a hack:
About that fake post
10/08/2006 01:52:00 PM
Posted by Karen Wickre, Google Blog team
A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we’ve discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test. The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed. As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule, and we’re pleased with the results thus far.
What I find more ironic is that on October 6th, the Google Blog featured a entry detailing their commitment to security. Do I smell a challenge? If the two are related, kind of scary how little time it took to actually hack the blog. For the rest of us, guess we should feel even more secure now