Google hobbled by MyDoom as investors sought

from CBC.ca archives | Mon, 26 Jul 2004

TORONTO - Google was hit by the MyDoom virus on Monday, seriously disrupting service for several hours, the company confirmed.

The trouble came on the day the company unveiled details of its plans to raise billions of dollars from investors.

Google spokesperson Debbie Frost said the virus attack "caused slowness for short periods." The site was expected to be back to full operation shortly, she said.

Internet surfers in Canada and several other countries attempting searches on Google received a server error page. "The service you requested is not available at this time," the page read.

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