MyDoom Knocks Out Google?

from the happy-IPO! dept

Many people have been getting slammed this morning by the latest annoying variant of the MyDoom virus. However, combined with the news that Google has been down for much of the morning, and the combined story reveals that the new MyDoom searches Google for addresses on the same domain, slamming Google and knocking it partially offline. Update: Broadband Reports has more details, saying the virus actually hits a variety of search engines, and that Google is now blocking any query that includes “email” and a domain name, to stop this attack.

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