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Could Simple Press be sending out links/hacked?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mandude, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I followed a few threads here about when people get hit with Negative SEO, and I have already been trying to tackle it. I am just finding it REALLY peculiar that all the blog comment spam we are getting is linking to only forum posts on our wordpress site (using Simple Press). I am not sure if it is possible, but definitely have to check to make sure. Is there any way Simple Press could have been hacked, or maybe a plugin for it where it will then post the forum links to blog comments (as spam). I checked google but maybe did not search correctly; I did not find anything.

    I am finding no relation to any of the sites in the same blog comment, but all the comments have like 20 other random links in them along with a link to our forum. Like blog comments to Louie Vuitton bags, then my forum (same blog comment, so the same poster). They are not all the same forum posts, but still ONLY forum posts (that I didn't even know existed) that are being linked to.

    Any help would definitely be appreciated :).
     
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    Have you checked your raw Apache or nginx access logs? If the access logs show some request before the comments happen, then it's external. If the logs don't show anything, then it's your hacked plugin that is generating the fake comments.
     
  3. mandude

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    Interesting, I will have to ask the programmer, he would understand that more than I.