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Google Says Number of Hacked Sites Grew by 32% in 2016
20 March 2017, 10:53 pm

The past year was a difficult one for security as the number of hacked sites rose by 32% compared to the previous year, shows Google's State of Website Security Report for 2016. 

"We've seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32% in 2016 compared to 2015. We don't expect this trend to slow down. As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hackers will continue to capitalize by infecting more sites," reads Google's blog post on the matter. 

On the other hand, Google says, 84% of webmasters who apply for reconsideration are successful in cleaning their sites. On the other hand, a sadder number indicates that 61% of webmasters who were hacked never even receive a notification from Google that their site was infected because their sites weren't verified in Search Console. The company takes this opportunity to remind every webmaster to register... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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