I recently discovered that my web site was hacked: there was a hidden HTML
div that's about selling shoes...! I googled the text in question and voila: thousands of sites have been hacked.
Check this out: Google the text 'There is also hang tag made of leather, a slip pocket to put cards' and go to the sites in the results and look at the source code of the page.
You'll see something like:
<div style="position: absolute; top: -966px;left: -966px>...</div> with a lot of spammy shoe keywords in there.
Example of hacked site:
- Some band page: http://www.milsteinmusic.com/about.html (In case that should be cleaned up: Shoe-ized version archived here.) (check out the page HTML and look for shoes...).
My question is:
- How did this happen?
- How can we contact all those guys who have been hacked?
- Where can I report this to an authority?