With Christmas fast approaching, Santa Claus reached out for a little help from Stopbadware.org this week. The consumer advocacy group said it was approached by an Incline Village, Nevada, man who has legally changed his name to Santa Claus, who asked them to help figure out why his Web site was being flagged by Google"s Web site filters. It turned out that Santa"s Web site, Santaslink.net had been hacked.
Claus is a children"s advocate who has travelled across the U.S. meeting with legislators, according to his Web site. He also makes seasonal appearances as Saint Nick. "He had consulted local experts, which we can only assume were elves, but they were unable to identify anything wrong with his site," wrote StopBadware.org Developer Jason Callina, in a Thursday blog posting. "Nestled all snug in the bottom of his homepage was a nice little bit of code containing a badware link," he added.