Google blacklists about 10,000 web sites daily for potentially being infected with malware or for potentially being part of a phishing scam.
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Small businesses are reeling from an increase in cybercrime, but a hacked website can have even greater consequences if Google lists you as “infected.”
The search giant is constantly scanning the web’s 60 trillion URLs for malware and phishing scams. If it deems a site suspicious, businesses can say goodbye to their customers until the problem is resolved.
“If Google blacklists an infected website, you’re basically off the Internet until the website is fixed,” said Peter Jensen, CEO of StopTheHacker.com.