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Old 7th February 2018, 09:39 AM   #1
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Our website was hacked, the hacker used to manipulate our webmaster tools and verified as the owner of the site. Our website injected malware's.

We already setup security plugins, scanned and removed the malwares on the site and sent a reconsideration request to google.

There are a lot of spammy Japanese character in google result pages and damaged our seo. You can check it here https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...arch&gws_rd=cr

Now my problem was, a lot of 404 pages in my site because hacker added spammy content on my site, my question is how did you guys implement 404 pages? Do you installed a 301 redirect plugin (if your using wordpress) or you implement to .htaccess?

Anyone here experience the same?

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Old 8th February 2018, 12:20 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear of your issues.

I would more worry about stopping it from happening again. Update your wordpress (or other site software) to the latest version and check the same for any plugins as these are often the weak point.

Once Google recrawls a few times and realises the problem pages have been removed you'll be back to normal.

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Old 8th February 2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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Someone or some competitor/s is trying to ruin your site's reputation through hacking and injected malwares. However Google already knew this kind of method so try to cleanse your site give an audit to trace all the problems that needs to be removed.

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Our website was hacked, the hacker used to manipulate our webmaster tools and verified as the owner of the site. Our website injected malware's.

We already setup security plugins, scanned and removed the malwares on the site and sent a reconsideration request to google.

There are a lot of spammy Japanese character in google result pages and damaged our seo. You can check it here https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...arch&gws_rd=cr

Now my problem was, a lot of 404 pages in my site because hacker added spammy content on my site, my question is how did you guys implement 404 pages? Do you installed a 301 redirect plugin (if your using wordpress) or you implement to .htaccess?

Anyone here experience the same?
I have experience it in one of my sites. The hacker was able to access the .htaccess and created dummy pages that are way out of topic. What I did is contact the web host, updated the SSL certificate and tighten the security. Also, disabling the edit files capacity on templates (by default, anyone can change it).

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Old 9th February 2018, 02:17 AM   #5
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Yes don't get too stressed this happens a lot and Google removes any penalties once it recrawls and detects the issues are resolved.

Login to your webmaster Console / Webmastertools and request a review that happens within 24 hours, as long as you have cleaned up all will be well again.

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Yes don't get too stressed this happens a lot and Google removes any penalties once it recrawls and detects the issues are resolved.

Login to your webmaster Console / Webmastertools and request a review that happens within 24 hours, as long as you have cleaned up all will be well again.
Thanks for sharing your insights. I already resubmitted sitemap and set-up the right robots.txt and requested a review.

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