Most modern web browsers and search authorities like Google have a vested interest in protecting their users from malware. Warning messages like “This site may harm your computer” are a clear way for services to educate and protect end users from accessing malicious websites.
A hacked website can result in a plethora of headaches: unwanted redirects, SEO spam, backdoors, and even ransomware. But the fun doesn’t end there. If your site’s been hacked, you’ll likely be on the receiving end of these browser and search warnings — which in turn can affect your website’s traffic, reputation, and revenue.