As a business owner site security should be a priority, it is, in fact, your company “face” to the whole world. There is nothing worse than opening up Google Analytics to see that everything has plummeted.
The frightening thing is this could happen and if Joomla website owners don’t know or fail to google their own page, it can easily get lost in the shuffle.
One of the first symptoms that some Joomla website owners see that indicate they've been hacked is when they Google their own site and instead of seeing information in the search results about their product or service they instead see Japanese characters, advertising for shady products (casinos, payday lenders, imitation fashion goods, pharmaceuticals) or links to pages that shouldn't exist and contain information about another domain's spam offering.
Occasionally, the search results even look legitimate and reflect the actual website, but when visitors browse through they're redirected to a dark corner of the Internet.