You may have seen the news report :

This weekend the Vatican was targeted in a cyber attack by an unknown person who used the Google Internet search engine to misdirect Web browsers searching for information.

On Saturday, any user who typed the word “Vatican” into the search field on Google’s Web page was directed to the site “www.pedofilo.com” as the first suggestion, rather than the proper Vatican Web page.

Users who entered this site proposed by the search engine viewed a blank page.


Pitiful, isn’t it? I mean, if you’re going to launch a cyberattack, you ought to do it right. Linking to a blank page? Talk about lack of follow-through and sloppy workmanship. Or maybe it’s just the weakness of the opposition.

Articles by Mary Rose Somarriba

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