A few days ago, I blogged saying that Old websites don’t die they just get infected the other scenario is that they become part of a spammers SEO campaign.
Working today, I went to check to see if the local police authority had cleaned up their old web page. So I wgetted the file and scanned it. It was no longer infected (hooray!) but the file was quite big. Opening the file in lynx (a simple web
browser) I saw:
I saw that now instead of malware appended to the bottom of the web page we now see spam advertising Meds.
If you are no longer using/updating your web site think about deactivating it because having malware and/or spam on it will impact on your brand image.