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The head of Google’s Web spam team says that the company has pushed warning messages to some 20,000 Web site owners that their sites may be compromised and are performing “weird” redirections, possibly to malicious Web sites.
In a rare and sweeping move, Google has removed all of the sites hosted on .co.cc domains from its search results, saying that because such a large percentage of the sites on that freehosting provider are low-quality or spammy, they decided to de-index all of them.
A week after Web hosting company Network Solutions dealt with a
large-scale infection of WordPress-driven blogs, the company
acknowledged that other sites it hosts have been compromised. Read the full article. [Computerworld]
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