Mexican claims responsibility for cyber attack against Vatican on Google
Mexican claims responsibility for cyber attack against Vatican on Google
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- A Mexican man is claiming responsibility for the cyber attack that made Google direct any search using the word “vaticano” to the website pedofilo.com.  In what some might call a publicity stunt, Efrain Ibarra Ibarra of the technology company Guion Bajo in Monterrey, Mexico admitted he was the one behind the “Google bombing.”
Ibarra admitted in a blog posting that he was responsible for the attacks and said his “purpose was to denounce the church, and that was one way using many websites that I have. Greetings from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.”
CNA’s IT director, Jose Zapata, said the Holy See was "not technically hacked,” but rather was the target of what is known as “Google bombing,” which consists of manipulating the search results of a particular word.
“This technique has been used in the past to pull pranks such as the one a few years ago that listed the website of President George Bush when searching with the words ‘complete failure.’  That Google can be manipulated in such a primitive fashion is troublesome,” Zapata said.
The domain pedofilo.com re-directs users to a false website that used to belong to the Archdiocese of Mexico but is now owned by Ibarra, who owns dozens of domains, including some that are pornographic.
On his pedofilo.com site, Ibarra promotes a book by Sanjuana Martinez, an anti-Catholic activist who for years has accused Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City of covering up cases of pedophilia, despite his exoneration by the courts.  Martinez is linked to feminist and pro-abortion organizations such as Catholics for a Free Choice.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea

Liturgical Calendar

December 20, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Judg 13: 2-7, 24-25A
Gospel:: Lk 1: 5-25

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27