RSS feed hacked (sfprn.com spam blog)

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  • #835438

    herbsutter
    Member

    Last night my WP.com blog (herbsutter.com) had its RSS feed hacked by “sfprn.com” (also a WP.com blog, which I’ve reported as spam).

    Note that they hacked the main RSS feed for posts — they did not create real posts or comments, they hacked the actual feed to insert spam entries that my subscribers received in their RSS readers. It’s easy to see: Go to herbsutter.com/feed, and search for prn — all 15 hits are the entries they inserted last night to spam my readers.

    Q1: How do I fix the problem to get rid of these spam entries from the feed?

    Q2: How do I (or WP) prevent this from happening again (for any RSS feed, not just the main one — I want to protect the comments RSS feed too of course)?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is herbsutter.com.

    #835594

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but we Volunteers answering support questions here on the peer support forum cannot assist you. This is an issue for Staff. Please report it to them http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #835595

    herbsutter
    Member

    OK thanks.

    #835612

    herbsutter
    Member

    But if you can provide any thoughts on how this could happen, or whether it has happened before, I would appreciate that.

    #835698

    macmanx
    Staff

    We were already contacted directly. I’m pretty sure this was ad injection by the feed reader, but as the feed was clean when we investigated, we’ll need to see the problem in place to track it down.

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