getting social engineering message from webmaster tools


I’m getting an increase in these messages from google search console. I have defender running on all the sites. How do I deal with this?

Social engineering content detected on http://www.openmindpromotions[.]com/

To: Webmaster of http://www.openmindpromotions[.]com/,

Google’s Safe Browsing systems have detected that some pages on your site might be hacked or might include third party resources such as ads that are designed to trick users into installing malicious software or giving up sensitive information. To protect your site’s visitors, your site has been demoted in Google’s search results and browsers such as Google Chrome now display a warning when users visit your site.

Act now to fix this problem and remove the warning:


Identify compromised pages

Check the example URLs in the “Security Issues” page in Search Console. Note that this page displays a list of samples and not an exhaustive list of problematic URLs.

View examples


Remove the deceptive content

If you’re having trouble identifying and removing all the problematic content on your site, consider restoring an older version of your site. If you have ads on your site, ensure that they are not designed to trick or deceive visitors.


Secure your site from any future attacks

Identify and fix any vulnerabilities that caused your site to be compromised. Change passwords for administrative accounts. Consider contacting your hosting service to assist with the issue.


Request a security review

Only do this once you’re sure your site is free of problematic content. Include any details or documentation that can help understand the changes made to your site.

Request a review

Here is a sample of URLs from your site where we detected social engineering content:


Need more help?

• Learn more about Phishing and Social Engineering.

• Read our help guide for hacked sites.

• Learn how to request a review in our help center.

• Ask questions in our forum for more help – mention message type [WNC-806900].

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