Mass spam attack
We are experiencing a ‘mass spam attack’ that is overloading the database on our web host server. Our web hosts SGIS have looked into this and have deleted 75,000 spam attacks this week that have taken place from May to August 2014 (there were only a few hundred in the 14 months preceding this).
Investigation has seems to show that the spam attack is linked to the bbpress forum plugin in our website. We have the latest version of Akismet installed and the latest version of bbpress. We don’t allow guests to start topics or posts or to reply to posts. All users have to be registered to reply to posts and only a few users are allowed to start new topics and posts. We are also using the latest version of WordPress which is 3.9.2. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas about why this may be happening? Look forward to any reply.
Our website address is: http://www.tenantcentral.org.uk
Cheers – Dane
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