According to the Google Webmaster Central Blog, verified site owners now have access to a new tool that ensures stress-free site recovery after being hacked with spam or malware. Security Issues, the new feature in Webmaster Tools, offers users an easy way to streamline the cleaning process involved in hacked site recovery. For any site owner who is surprised by malware and spam, this user-friendly solution is just what the doctor ordered.
Security Issues provides the following benefits:
All detected malware and spam now available in one place. Security Issues provides one main page that lists the type of hacking, sample URLs, and the identified issue date. Google even offers additional information about the suspicious activity and provides direction to repair the site.
Requesting a review for all the changes made on the site will now be easier. Once the user has identified and cleaned the issues, he or she can then request a review of the site from the same Security Issues page.
The Security Issues tool will be a benefit to all webmasters who are faced with spam and malware. Once again, Google listened to the webmaster community, provided an easy, user-friendly tool to solve what can be a very complex issue, and has taken significant steps to make the Internet a safe place for business.