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Massive Trackback Attack? (8 posts)

  1. dkaye
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I’m being besieged by trackback spam, and I’m wondering if my WP installation has, in fact been hacked. An automated spammer is adding more than 100 trackbacks per hour to my blog. I’m running WordPress 2.04 as well as the Akismet and Trackback Validator plugins. What worries me is that even though I’ve disabled comments and trackbaks, it hasn’t stopped the spammer. The spammers aren't entirely bypassing WP, since I'm getting email notifications of each added trackback. I even went into the database and manually set the comment_status for all posts to ‘closed.’ Got any tips? Seen this before? (www.blogarithms.com)

  2. Les Bessant
    keeper of the Tiggers
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try Bad Behaviour:

    http://www.homelandstupidity.us/software/bad-behavior/

    Stops most automated spammers.

  3. Sushubh
    Blocked
    Posted 10 years ago #

    you are not alone. since yesterday i have been bombarded. akismet is sleeping i guess. :(

  4. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

  5. dkaye
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, friends. I threw a few things at it, and Bad Behavior immediately stopped this particular attack. I think I'll check out Spam Karma 2...too.

  6. blueorder
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have a question. If I use SK2's Akismet add-in, do I need to disable the Akismet plugin?

    Thanks

  7. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If I use SK2's Akismet add-in, do I need to disable the Akismet plugin?

    Technically no (I don't think it'll break your blog), but you probably should just stick to one.

  8. blueorder
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply.

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