I have not received such a notice, but I worry I might because some idiot(s) have hijacked my homepage code (I have no virus on my computer or my webhost and my password is changed constantly) and is plugging it into sites as spam.
I was told by one web host "The problem is solved, but I suspect you have a larger problem. The problem was caused by a hacker getting into (the client's website) and inserting redirects into the htaccess, and adding the plumber folder, which the contents included the ripped copy of your website. I would continue to check to see what sites are trying to load content from yours because if the hackers used it on this site they probably used it on many others. We have seen this hack rear its ugly head a lot recently and the website owners are unaware of it until its brought to their attention."
I have tried contacting the owners and the web host of 4 sites left to have these pages removed, but no luck.
I've blocked them from being able to access my css code and the images on the site so they can't be used off site.
I have also put a deny access code into the .htaccess page for the domain name, and the ip address.
Sadly, this started about a year ago, and I've been fighting it ever since.
Frustrated that I can't get the web hosts of the last few to help, I asked Google to help but they said this was not their problem as it's not officially a copyright issue.
But, of course, when I go into Google's webmaster central area, it shows things like this:
Pages linked from url.com Total links 23096 Total linked pages 33
Pages linked from url.com Total links 43506 Total linked pages 23
So I get a little concerned.
Is this something I should be worried about from a Google penalization standpoint?
Edited by dabblingmum, 18 April 2012 - 02:22 PM.
Please don't link to spam sites!