Today I discovered that 2 days ago my websites got hijacked. A tonne (maybe hundreds/thousands) of new pages were created on my domain that redirected to some Chinese websites. I have since then removed the script that hijacked my website but google has cached my websites. These 2 websites had nothing on them. I just hosted it because I thought "why not". I rather host it than leave it parked with namecheap. So how do I get google and other search engines to remove all these backlinks that were created?

The hijacked domains had nothing important on it. I just dont want my website to be blacklisted on search engines as a bad website

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    Go into Search Console! Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 0:27
  • @Someone_who_likes_SE There is no option to recrawl and re-cache my entire website. If there was, there would be only one page, which is index.php
    – Paul Shan
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 0:38
  • Yes, but you should be able to get a list of URLs and submit them to google to remove. support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9689846?hl=en
    – davidgo
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 1:02
  • @davidgo when I search for site:example.com on google, there are pages upon pages of results of the hacked backlinks
    – Paul Shan
    Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 1:20
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    Here's a good canonical question from Infosec SE offering some advice for when your server is hacked, though it may be overkill for this: security.stackexchange.com/questions/39231/… Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 3:00

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Here are the steps that can save your domain:

  1. Remove all files from the current hosting account
  2. Restore the old backup including database
  3. Generate a new XML sitemap and submit to the Search Console
  4. Once everything is done then fetch your website using Search Console
  • can do those steps if you have an old backup that is cleaned from malware/hijack causer. Commented Sep 10, 2021 at 14:07

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