The user database of Gawker Media has been hacked and the email addresses, user names (aliases) and encrypted passwords of millions of Gawker users have now been posted on the public web.
Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and professor at Stanford Law School, saw his site completely disappear from Google after some spammers managed to hack into his site.
How do you check if any of the web pages on your site are hosting or serving malware. Or how do find out external links that point to infected files and websites?
Websites and Blogs are vulnerable to hack attacks if you are not using the latest security updates. Hackers can inject code into your WordPress files (especially themes) that will allow them to inflate the Google rankings of other spam websites though your blog.