CBS MoneyWatch Blacklisted by Google

On Wednesday, April 20th, CBS MoneyWatch, a ZDNet sister site, was blacklisted by Google for malware hosting.  Larry Dignan, Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet, as well as Editorial Director of TechRepublic, reported that the engineering team at ZDNet was furiously trying to figure out the root cause of the issue, to no avail.  Ultimately, the team concluded there was no malware on their site and the blacklisting was due to a false positive.  This is an interesting conclusion – was there a false positive, or was Google correct and now that the issue has been remediated, is ZDNet trying to prevent a media disaster?

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