Google has added a new notification to its search results that helps people know when a site may have been hacked.
The search results notification will help people avoid sites that may have been compromised and altered by a third party, typically for spam.
"We use a variety of automated tools to detect common signs of a hacked site as quickly as possible. When we detect something suspicious, we'll add the notification to our search results," Google said. "We'll also do our best to contact the site's webmaster via their Webmaster Tools account and any contact email addresses we can find on the webpage. We hope webmasters will also appreciate these notices, because it will help you more quickly discover when someone may be abusing your site so you can correct the problem."