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What was the big deal with BHW in April 2015?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sherbert Hoover, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Sherbert Hoover

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    Ridiculous spike in searches for "black hat world".
     
  2. Dilettante

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    There was the DVD of the movie "Black hat" which was released in the US in May 2015. Perhaps there was a promo in April?

    Or was there an Anonymous attack against something in April/May 2015 ?
     
  3. Sherbert Hoover

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    I know there was a data breach of BHW back in June 2014: https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites#BlackHatWorld
     
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    I think it was something about that because there was so many people asking about hacking.
     
  5. Conor

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    Warrior forum was probably having a lot of downtime that month.
     
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    Wouldn't WF members just enter blackhatworld.com and not google for it?
     
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    Ceosam became self aware. Stopped smoking gear.
     
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    That's interesting it'sl like double the amount of searches hmm
     
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    CEOSam was giving out free SEO methods that month everyday
     
  10. Zwielicht

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    You would think so, but then again...
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    If you mistype url in Chrome it will automatically take you to Google where it will suggest one.
    It happens to me at least once a day on random sites.
    If you would have a bunch of non users typing "blackhatworld" without having it accessed before, it will take you to seach engines as well.
    But to be honest I dont think this is the case.
    Maybe it have something to do with April fools also?
    And obviously Black Hat movie suggestion seems spot on as well.
     
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    I believe #opisrael was around the middle of April, That could likely help the spike.
     
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    You overestimate the intelligence of the average WF member.
     
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    Maybe It's to do with Ungagged in May...
     
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    Perhaps, it was the mobile update google made:
    [h=4]Mobile Update AKA "Mobilegeddon" — April 22, 2015[/h]In a rare move, Google pre-announced an algorithm update, telling us that mobile rankings would differ for mobile-friendly sites starting on April 21st. The impact of this update was, in the short-term, much smaller than expected, and our data showed that algorithm flux peaked on April 22nd.

    https://moz.com/google-algorithm-change