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Hijack A Search Engine June 23, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
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Check this out:

At least parts of the non-password protected parts of the D0 web site have been copied and put onto the web. We don’t know why, but there are several nefarious possibilities. None of them good. At least some of the password protected links are redirected to (apparent) porn sites.

So if the URL in your browser’s address box is not http://www-d0.fnal.gov/… contact d0web-support@fnal.gov with a description of how you got there. The first report was via Google. So be aware.

That came across our DZERO news. I’d not heard of this technique before. I suppose they look for web sites that are pretty high in the search engine ranking and then spoof them in hopes that they can suck a few people in with links. I’ve heard of them doing it to popular bloggers before — but a particle physics experiment? I guess we have made the big-time!

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