Well I promised to keep you up to date on whether the Google code that was stumbled upon was real or not. Matt Cutts (a senior Google engineer) has confirmed that this was real and that “steps have been taken” to ensure this kind of information does not reappear.

Here is a permalink to Matt’s blog entry that discusses this:

And just in case you feel like a trip down memory lane, here is the blog post that started this: http://www.abuzant.com/od/2006-07/google-server-errors-fact-or-fiction.html