Facing DDoS Attacks, Google Tells Regular Users “We’re Sorry…” But You’re a Spammer
As you know, Twitter, Facebook and many other social networking sites fell victim to a DDoS attack last week. Well, Google was also included in the attack, but managed to stay afloat.
Now SER has word that many users–at least of the marketer variety–are complaining that Google unfairly labeled them as hackers and were shown the following error message:
I suspect this was part of Google’s efforts to thwart a DDoS attack, but perhaps they dialed the anti-spam dial just a little bit too far to the right.