Here is what the notice looks like:
While nothing in the notice is specifically new, it does remind users about deceptive download buttons being problematic, reminds about the new-ish “Repeat Offenders Policy” for those who deliberately allow their sites to be unsafe for users while only cleaning it long enough to pass a Google review, and the additional help site owners can find in Search Console.
This is interesting that they are reaching out to these webmasters. They do provide a reminder to those site owners to check their sites. But it is curious that it lacks any kind of reminder about ensuring a site’s CMS/plugins are up to date, since many of the sites hacked are as a result of an outdated CMS or plugin. It would seem to be a perfect place to remind site owners of that.
If you receive one, it doesn’t seem to be triggered by any current issues – after all, there are specific warnings just for that. But rather as a reminder that Google treats these issues seriously.
H/T Casey Markee
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