By Juan Carlos PerezMarch 13, 2013
Google has launched a site for webmasters whose sites have been hacked, something that the company says happens thousands of times every day.
The new site features articles and videos designed to help webmasters identify, diagnose and recover from hacks.
The site addresses different types of ways sites can be compromised. For example, malicious hackers can break into a site and load malware on it to infect visitors, or they can flood it with invisible spam content to inflate their sites' search rankings.
In announcing the new Help for Hacked Sites
resource, Google is also reminding webmasters of best practices for prevention, including keeping all site software updated and patched and being aware of potential security issues of third-party applications and plug-ins before installing them.Videos and articles for hacked site recovery
As part of these efforts, Google also has been a supporter since 2006 of the nonprofit StopBadware organization, which creates awareness about compromised sites and provides informational resources to end users, webmasters and Internet hosts.
A StopBadware/Commtouch survey last year of webmasters whose sites had been hacked showed that 26 percent been unable to undo the damage, and 2 percent had opted to give up
and abandon the compromised site.stopbadwareBlog
and an old posthttp://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,109648.msg936519.html#msg936519