If This Is Malware, God Save The World

Its the last day of the year’s first month – January 31st. Its a great day. Pleasant. Little sun, little breeze. Lots of tension.

Other than the rapidly approaching exams for school kids, this will freak out the world.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.



Just moments after I posted this, I stumbled upon the Official Google Blog Post about it. They claim it affected users within a span of 40 minutes, i.e errors appeared from 7:57 PM [IST] to 8:10 PM [IST], once the error-fixing began, errors became disappearing between 8:40 PM [IST] to 8:55 PM [IST].

On what actually caused the error:

… the URL of ‘/’ was mistakenly checked in as a value to the file and ‘/’ expands to all URLs. Fortunately, our on-call site reliability team found the problem quickly and reverted the file …


  1. Tapas · February 1, 2009

    Ye know what ?? Thats hapenning to just about every search i make on google.

  2. Aditya · February 1, 2009

    @Tapas: Which time did you try?

    @Ankur Banerjee: Yes, I read the official post. Pretty strange.

    DO read the updated post.

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