It looks like even Stanford University, where Google was born, has been victim to the latest WordPress exploit going around.
I was poking around in the serps from the query I showed in the last post, seeing what blogs had been hit, when I stumbled across listings showing one of MRSEC’s (Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers) blogs, that happens to be hosted at Stanford.edu, hacked using the exploit (cached search):
Here is what I find really interesting. In the last post, I mentioned how Google was already flagging some of the affected sites with the “This site may harm your computer” tag:
Yet even though the exact same pages exist on Stanford, it doesn’t get that flag. At least, not yet anyways.
I wonder how long it will take Google to deindex Stanford now for spamming. 😀
4 thoughts on “Birthplace Of Google Gets Hacked: Blog On Stanford.edu Hit By Latest WordPress Exploit”
Even edu sites can get hacked. Google and all the search engines should beef up the security against all threats.
ooh I’m in good company 🙂
Now Stanford Is Hacked http://cpima.stanford.edu/