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I got an alert from Google Webmasters. They say the following file was present in my host:


I checked my files and it never existed at all.

I've experience this problem in two different host and domains but the file never existed in my file system.

It appears somebody out there is linking a random domain and it prefixes the link with /~jhostgop/identity.php. Now Google may have indexed them so now I get those false phishing alerts.

Anyone experienced this? Is it possible to prevent this?

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A file does not necessarily have to be physically on your file system for an external site (ie. Google) to identify it as a file. If your .htaccess file has been hacked, for instance. If "somebody out there" is linking to a non-existent file (and Google has crawled this link) then you should be seeing this in your 404 report? –  w3d Jan 8 '13 at 9:05
...So Google thinks you've been serving a phishing like attack from this URL?! –  w3d Jan 8 '13 at 9:12
@w3d actually I don't have htaccess file because I'm using Nginx (not Apcahe). It does appear in my error log. Yes Google thinks so. –  IMB Jan 8 '13 at 9:51
How sure are you about the "never" part? If I were trying to be a sneaky phisher, I'd only keep my pages up for a day or two before deleting every trace of them I could. –  Ilmari Karonen Jan 8 '13 at 20:41
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