[wp-hackers] wpau-backup being exploited?

Jeremy Visser jeremy.visser at gmail.com
Sun May 25 12:25:47 GMT 2008

Been getting a lot of spam in Akismet lately that contain URLs like the


It seems spammers are storing link farm files in these wpau-backup

A Google for wpau-backup reveals that a lot of these directories have
been indexed:


Some of the results returned in that search query were actually linked
to in some of the spam I got.

What is wpau-backup used for? Does it have any known exploits?

Jeremy Visser                                 http://jeremy.visser.name/

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