I couldn't believe it when I saw all my four blogs show the 403 forbidden error pages last night.
It started when a few days ago I had four strange new registrations on one of my blogs with mumbo jumbo names and email addresses. A day or two later my favicons were replaced with WebMart icons, but I changed them shortly after.
Then last night all my blogs were gone. The files were still on the ftp space with some new ones like the besucher.txt file that when removed from the space started removing all files with it until I cancelled it.
I called my host and they ran a fix and now they are doing a restore system to 24 hours back to restore the missing files from the fourth blog.
But they can't tell me what happened and how I prevent that from happening again.
I don't have the spam blocker that doesn't come with the open source wordpress software and I would like to have one too. I am relatively new to blogging and php.
Thanks for any insights,