Thousands of Irish internet users found that they were unable to access Google earlier today when the nameservers for google.ie began to point to a third-party server based in Indonesia.
Whether this was the result of a malicious hack or an admin screwup is as yet uncertain, but the danger was that if someone bad was responsible for the change they could have potentially taken users to a bogus Google website, and infected them with malware or distributed advertising pop-ups.
Many Irish users turned to social networking sites to describe how they were unable to access google.ie…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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