I have the Mint web stats program installed for one of the sites I host. Recently, I started seeing a whole bunch of odd referrers showing up - drug searches, the usual spam queries. I assumed this was referrer spam, and since Mint is supposed to be the one program that works against referrer spam, I was puzzled.
Clicking on any of the queries did show my site in the search results. However, when I posted on the Mint forum, the admin there did some searches against the search terms and found PAGES AND PAGES of results seemingly on my site. They all look like this:
if you go to google and do a search on “vicodin dosage” and limit the results to metsgrrl.com, you will get OVER 10 PAGES OF RESULTS.
I manage the site via Expression Engine.
There are no entries in the CMS that are not valid entries.
I changed the password in EE.
I am on the site via FTP fairly regularly and haven’t seen anything there that I did not install (and I haven’t installed very much so that’s pretty easy to suss out) and by the URL’s above I’m looking for something in /root anyway, but I don’t see anything.
Are these db entries?
I’ve changed ALL my DH passwords.
Yes, I have emailed support.
But in the meantime I was hoping someone has had this happen to them and they’d say, “Oh, yeah, that, here’s what you have to do,” or that a DH staffer would see this and say ‘OMFG this is a real problem’ and 1) tell me what I can do and 2) escalate it or 3) explain how they are spoofing it to make it look like hte pages are on my site.
thanks in advance for reading and for any assistance you can offer.