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Anybody know anything about Back Scatter Spam? (5 posts)

  1. William Bowles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know it's pretty unlikely but is it possible for WP to be hacked for email addresses?

    I've been plagued with what is called 'back scatter' and am wondering if it could be because of my security being broken? My hosting co is really excellent and so far they've found no evidence of a breach of security.

    http://williambowles.info

    Bill

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If someone has gained access yo your database, then they can get hold of email addresses stored in there. This can happen with any site - not just a WordPress one.

  3. William Bowles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Esme,
    It's highly unlikely that the DB was hacked, my hosting co won't even let me install RSS feeds unless I supply them with the URLs, they're really good at protecting sites.

    Bill

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then what are you asking?

  5. William Bowles
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If anybody knows anything about stopping 'back scatter' spam?

    Bill

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