Google crashes and Twitter gets hacked

August 10, 2022 by
Frank Calviño

Google crashes after its data center in Iowa, US explodes. So far, Google has not officially explained what exactly happened, but a rumour has been circulating that the explosion was an accident involving three technicians that tried to manipulate a component of the data center, causing a short circuit and the later explosion.

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The first signs that something was amiss with Google, came on August 8, when Internet users reported the crash of Google, in addition to failures in its Google Cloud, Maps and Google Calendar services, mainly in Mexico and the United States. Internet users reported that the platform had web indexing problems, including search results out of the index and with incorrect dates.

During this crash, users reported that when trying to perform any search, the Google portal displayed the following warning: 'Server error. We're sorry, but it appears that an internal server error has occurred while processing the request. Our engineers have been notified and are working to resolve the problem. Please try again later'

Twitter gets hacked trying to prevent a hacking…

But Google is not the only one recently having mayor technical issues, Twitter reported a "possible security breach" this past August 5th. 

And although at the beginning the platform wasn't very vocal about the detail of this 'security breach' now it has been made official that it was, indeed, a hacking. And a massive one with some sources like BleepingComputer claiming that over 5,4 million Twitter accounts got compromised. 

The same source, alongside a note published by the Financial Times yesterday, report that the hacking happened during a routinary 'anti-hacking exercise' conducted by Twitter alongside HackerOne, a white hat hacker company that allows big internet companies to connect with a network of hackers to test their security systems. 

So far, Twitter has not revealed what measures will take to prevent this in the future, what will happened with the accounts affected or what information - in detail - was actually hacked. 

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