Not good: Over 2 million incoming links overnight

Over two million links suddenly pointed to my sOCial Sunday post on Jon Lansner’s blog yesterday morning when someone exploited a security hole in the free Cligs URL-shortening system.

So what’s the problem? For starters, Google could misinterpret this as a spam attack and penalize the blog.

Since the post was on Lansner’s blog, I will continue to follow the story there. For now, here is a roundup of early information:

Cligs Got Hacked – Restoration from Backup Started
http://blog.cli.gs/news/cligs-got-hacked-restoration-from-backup-started
How we got 2.2 million Internet links … temporarily!
http://lansner.freedomblogging.com/2009/06/15/web-hacking-millions/26135/
Cligs short url service hacked, millions redirected
http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/06/16/cligs-short-url-service-hacked-millions-redirected/
Popular URL shortener Cli.gs, hacked.
http://thenextweb.com/2009/06/16/popular-url-shortener-cligs-hacked/
A Short Lesson in URL Hacking
http://irishdev.com/Home/News/553-A-Short-Lesson-in-URL-Hacking.html