Google's new resource for owners of compromised sites

Posted on May 21, 2008 - 15:07 by egeorge

Google has rolled out a new resource for owners of compromised websites that it flags as potentially dangerous in its search results.

"Google Diagnostics": shows information about malware and malware-distributing behaviors that Google has observed on the site within the past 90 days.

We're already hearing from website owners and the volunteers in our "discussion group": that the new diagnostics pages are helpful in discovering problems with a site. We'd like to applaud Google for taking this step in greater transparency. This new resource should help website owners in cleaning and securing their sites faster, which will help protect even more internet users.

You can see an example diagnostics page "here":