Oh no, Google under DNS attack. How are we mortals going to know stuff without our all-knowing all-seeing Google? Perhaps we need to send troops or something.
Last modified: July 26, 2004, 1:44 PM PDT
By Richard Shim and Michael Kanellos
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
update: Major Internet search engines were crippled Monday morning by a variant of the MyDoom worm, rendering Google inaccessible to many users and slowing results from Yahoo.
The attack also affected smaller engines, including Yahoo's AltaVista and Lycos.
Google representatives confirmed that the MyDoom worm affected performance of the search engine. Despite numerous e-mail complaints received by CNET News.com that Google's search engine was down for hours, the company down played the impact of the worm and said it had been not widely affected by the worm.
"At no point was the Google Web site significantly impaired, and service for all users and networks is expected to be restored shortly," the company said in a statement.