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cron plugin problem (5 posts)

  1. homeowner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Please investigate the cron plugin I recently downloaded from:

    http://www.skippy.net/blog/2005/05/26/plugin-wp-cron/

    I installed it on hudsonvalleyhouse.com/homeimprovementblog and it caused a massive damage. It created 100s of posts advertising email services and other spam.

    Please advise on the removal procedure and backup/restoration. (it removed all my archive and past posts/comments leaving only the most recent one.

    Please contact me if possible at drazek@gmail.com

    Thank you.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, but no. WP-Cron doesn't do that sort of thing. Sounds to me like your blog got hacked, or you received a huge spam influx all of a sudden.

  3. homeowner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply. I really doubt it's a sudden influx of spam. It coincided with installation of cron plugin. The emails i received and posts that were created point to that plugin as well.

    Can you at least advise me who to point this out to? I figured I'll let you know first since it's hurting wordpress users.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It doesn't hurt WP users, sorry. It never happened before - or else we should know about it. The author of the plugin is a respected member of the community.

    My guess is you messed up something with the installation and/or settings.

  5. homeowner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sounds good .. i was just trying to help .. and get help myself .. i guess just email me if this becomes an issue for you and makes you feel stupid in a couple of days

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