November 17, 2003

BlogRolling: Incoming!!

Not positive yet, but it sure looks like BlogRolling's been hacked overnight by a spammer. I've visited a few blogs this morning which use BlogRolling and they all display a repetitive list of the same blog name and URL.

Nope, I didn't visit the site in question, but I'm betting the content isn't work safe. Did anybody happen to check this out? More importantly, if you use BlogRolling, did you notice this on your blog?

And are there other services like BlogRolling that have been or will be hit soon by these new spamster tactics?

Posted by rayne at November 17, 2003 7:14 AM

I clicked through and the site is perfectly innocent. It's still a hack job (I'm guessing) but the operator of the blog doesn't appear to have intended for this to happen...

Posted by: chuck at November 17, 2003 7:27 AM

Thanks for checking, Chuck! My kids are home from school today and hovering over me all the time; I didn't dare take a peek!

Anybody else notice other blog roll services affected by similar hacks?

Posted by: Rayne at November 17, 2003 7:48 AM

You can use Bloglines -- http://www.bloglines.com/ -- to export a Blogroll - http://bloglines.com/help/share

And as an added bonus, you get a kick-ass RSS aggregator! Bonus!

Rod.

Posted by: Rod at November 17, 2003 10:20 AM

The blog that's listed on everyone's hacked-blogroll is a completely SFW journal blog about a young couple's life. So, there's no evil spam genius behind the hack. . . not this time, at least. Maybe, though, it's giving spammers a couple new ideas.

Posted by: Nathalie Chicha at November 17, 2003 10:40 AM

Actually Nathalie Jason writes that it was malicious.

Posted by: filchyboy at November 17, 2003 11:49 AM
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