Google rolls out initiative to help hacked sites

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Google rolls out initiative to help hacked sites

Postby Vincent » March 13th, 2013, 09:18:57

    Google rolls out initiative to help hacked sites

    With its new informational series, the Web giant aims to answer questions about why a site was hacked, what malware may have been used, and how to wipe the site clean of bugs.

    It's not pretty when a Web site gets a "this site may be compromised" or "this site may harm your computer" status note. Many webmasters and Web site owners can be at a loss of what to do in these situations.

    For this reason, Google has launched "Help for Hacked Sites" informational series, which has a dozen articles and videos aimed to help people avoid having their sites hacked and also teach them how to gain back control of compromised sites.

    "Every day, cybercriminals compromise thousands of websites. Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page -- including the site owner," Google wrote on the Web site dedicated to its new initiative. "For example, unbeknownst to the site owner, the hacker may have infected their site with harmful code, which in turn can record keystrokes on visitors' computers, stealing login credentials for online banking or financial transactions."

    The topics covered include why cybercriminals hack Web sites, background information on spam and malware, working with a Web host to recover the site, how to clean and maintain a malware-free site, and more.

    Google has several initiatives to cut down on hacking. It launched an ongoing vulnerability reward program in 2010 where the company offers dollar rewards for techies to hack into its Web services as a way to learn how best to curb hacking, bugs, and vulnerabilities.

    Here's Google's "Help for Hacked Sites" overview video on how and why sites are hacked:

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Vincent Sobieski, who goes by the stage name "Vincentgbr", was born in Bulgaria and raised in Great Britain. Vincent grew up with a lot of passion in music which gave him the determination to start his DJ course at Point Blank London at the age of 21. He received training from Ben Bristow, at which he succeeded in the course and obtained his DJ certificate.

After gaining 6 years DJ experience, "Vincent" recently got involved with TribalDanceFR and is a weekly resident DJ for them at Club ORBILUX.

"Vincent" has also received offers to play in various Clubs in France, these include Le Balajo, La Java, La Palace, Les Etoiles, etc.

At the beginning of 2009, he started to pursue his interest in producing music. In collaboration with professional producer and friend (Sam Hunwicke), he made his 1st track called (…) and shortly after, 2nd track "DJs The Beat".
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