Google Search Results Are Disrupted by Repeating Image

goog crashGoogle was hit with a disruption Tuesday where some searches yielded results that included a repeating image of what appeared to be a car crash somewhere in Russia.

The image appeared to show a photo of a badly mangled car near a sign that says “stop” in Russian. It wasn’t clear if the image was an authentic photo or altered in any way.

The repeating image wasn’t affecting everyone who ran a search on Google and it wasn’t clear whether it was the result of a bug or a hacking attack. The image showed up in several areas.

When searching Google for “Emmys,” for example, the image was included in the cluster of news stories. Switch the filter to “images” and after a few legitimate results the crash image appeared to endlessly repeat.  More