In December 2010, Google added a new term to describe compromised websites, “This Site May Be Compromised“
Previously Google used the term “This site may harm your computer” to describe the different types of suspicious websites.
This new description “This Site May Be Compromised” is meant to break out the more malicious, potentially virus bearing websites, from web sites who may have been textually compromised in some way.
The general goal of this new alert is to say, “hey, be careful of this website because it may harbor redirects to other hacked websites, or include files or text placed on the website unscrupulously.“
Matt Cutts discusses malware detection at Google,
including what to do if Google says your site has been
infected with malware.
There is a fairly common WordPress hack going around, called the “Pharma Hack” which injects words like cialis, xanax and others directly into the WordPress database, making it a particularly difficult hack to remove. And because this hack has been set up to only be viewable by Google’s bots it’s virtually impossible to figure out you’ve been hacked before Google notices- which is no fun at all!
My website has been hacked. Now what do I do?
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