here is what happened.
late last week I got a ton of attempted spam on my own blog from some profiles on wordpress.com.. I passed it on to a secret someone who's on the wordpress.com payroll, who in turn passed it on to someone else.
I was told, that when they started looking, it was much more than even I had seen.. someone had REALLY spammed the crap out of wordpress.com.
I also, for what its worth, some the same type of spam coming from several other bbpress installs, that I didnt contact.
At any rate, theyre fighting off the spam, and the spammers.
So you can blame or credit me. :P Assuming, of course, I was the first one to bring it to their attention. I dont know either way.