It appears that the person who took control of the Google Blog last night merely registered the blog…and how did they do that? Simple, Google deleted their blog by accident. This then opened the door for anyone to register that address. So I guess it wasn’t as big of a deal as everyone thought it was, but it was funny anyways. This is what Google had to say about the event:
We’ve determined the cause of tonight’s outage. The blog was mistakenly deleted by us (d’oh!) which allowed the blog address to be temporarily claimed by another user. This was not a hack, and nobody guessed our password. Our bad.
News Source: Official Google Blog