Google Search for ‘Vatican’ shows Pedophile Website as First Result. Did 4chan Strike Back?
By on July 18th, 2010

A simple Google search for ‘Vatican’ displayed a  pedophile website as a search result for quite some time on Saturday morning. The website in question turned up as the first result on Google Search.  Google is still assessing the cause of this mishap, which happened early Saturday.

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The website named pedifilo’ is an Italian website and hence the name. However, with the Vatican having its official website of the same name, it is surprising as to how the first result can be different from that. This is clearly a hack carried out by some group.

What is funny is that Google Italy is not even sure if this is an attack or not and goes on to confess this! However, in my opinion, this looks like one of the things 4chan can do. We have seen similar stunts coming from 4chan earlier. With their take on religion, hackers all over the Internet are quite enjoying this momentary show.

The Vatican remains under constant controversy of such matters and this is a serious blow to its reputation.

(Source: Reddit and Source: Montrealgazette)

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Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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