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Hacked Fig! Oh no!

by Stephen Hebert on Tuesday - 17 March 2009

in This and That

So, it was just called to my attention (by Google!) that there was a huge string of spam links of the — errr…pharmaceutical variety — that had been injected on to every page at Withering Fig for several months now. If you google for us, you may find a rather uncool summary. I apologize for that.

The issue occurred during the summer of 2008, at the height of the Fig’s downtime. I had not updated WordPress in a while, and it appears a security hole allowed this to happen.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that I’ve fixed the problem and things should be secure now.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

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