mhansen - 7:52 pm on Dec 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi Matt - Good to see you participating in the discussion.
So we needed to find a way to surface this potential risk so that site owners would find out more quickly if they've been hacked.
Don't you think that simply removing the site from search results would get their immediate attention? It immediately preserves the safety of the potential visitors, and gives the website owners the opportunity to fix and prevent this kind of malicious behavior going forward.
Instead, putting up a "This site May Be Compromised" type message can cause very permanent damage to an innocent website owner.
I think the Google intent is GREAT, but the trail of skinned knees on (many times innocent) website owners is going to be long and far.