Now that you understand why your website may have been hijacked, you want to know if your website has been hijacked. Finding out your website has been hijacked is not necessarily easy. Sometimes site owners think they have been attacked, when it was something innocuous. But discovery of a hijack can happen a number of different ways, and many of them can be embarrassing.
- Your web hosting provider informs you of a malicious infection or activity and takes your site offline.
- Your web browser, or those used by your customers, spawns a warning.
- Your computer’s malware scanner, or those used by your customers, alerts on your site
- Your customer gets infected on your site and contacts you.
- Your site may show up in Google search results as dangerous or compromised
- Your Google Search Console account warns you about a malware infection.
Examples of these warnings follow. These are common indications that your site has been compromised.Share