Hungarian ruling party Fidesz, Catholic Church hit by Google bomb

Written by on August 9, 2012 in Europe, News - No comments

Hungarian internet users searching for “whores” (kurvák) or “gangsters” (gengszterek) found themselves directed to the website of the ruling Fidesz party and the Catholic Church this week. This was the result of a “Google bomb” attack, which takes advantage of the fact that the search engine ranks pages by the number of links and keywords pointing to them on the web.

The perpetrator, known on internet forums as “csempesz bela” (Béla the Smuggler), appears to have spent two weeks creating 500 links to the sites in order to fool Google’s search algorithm. Csaba Maulis of the anti-virus software firm G Data told the news website index.hu that the attack was the largest of its type ever seen in Hungary.

Read the full story at The Budapest Times

(Screengrab from aktiv.origo.hu)

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