Google Goes Down But Not Due to Hack

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Internet search giant denies a hack attack on its server as the cause of a 15 minute or so outage on Saturday.
Google's search utility and many of its secondary services were all down from 6:45pm until 7:00pm ET this past Saturday. But the downtime of course made many wonder just what really happened.

Google, however, has come out and said it was a DNS (Domain Name Server) issue.

"It was not a hacking or a security issue," a statement from Google said. "Google's global properties were unavailable for a short period of time. We have remedied the problem and access to Google has been restored worldwide."

Some visitors who went to Google during the outage were oddly re-directed to another site owned by SoGoSearch.

Paul Mutton, an engineer at internet monitoring firm Netcraft, added to the New Scientist: "Their DNS servers simply seemed to break for a short while. They were not hacked and made to point at different servers."

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