So I’ve been hit! And badly, too; the server has been responding at best intermittently this morning. Or perhaps someone else was hit; with 80 sites co-hosted on the same machine it’s hard to tell. But the barrage of Spaminator messages appearing at the same time as the site becomes inaccessible is a bit of a coincedence.
I’ll have a look-see at renaming wp-comments.php tonight. Any other suggestions for combating spam without chewing up resources to run it through WordPress and plugins and etc.?
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