In Which Ark’s Ark Is Subject to Mysterious Assault

Strange and deeply worrying things are afoot.

An increasing number of WordPress sites around the internet appear to be getting hacked, and having invisible links placed within them that bring visitors to medicine related posts on this site. Posts that do not exist. Visitors I would rather do without. It started with the Infendo site. If you look in its source code, you’ll see a load of links here, but I’m seeing more sites doing this every day, and it is wigging me out big time.

I have no idea why this would be happening. It is bringing in a bit of traffic, even though for the life of me I can’t figure out how anyone is even clicking on them. But why would someone be doing this? I thought perhaps I’d been hacked too, but I can’t find anything amiss, and the post addresses they’re being sent to just get my generic “page not found” page. The only thing I can think of is that it is to somehow trash my ranking with Google. But this is a tiny little site in the general scheme of things, and I can’t imagine why anyone would go to such trouble. Did Lordcraft finally get fed up with me making fun of them? Has Lord Everling finally figured out how to use the internet? I don’t know, and if you’ve got any ideas then please share them in the comments.

Anyways, this post is largely to get my defence in first, because at some point somebody is going to see that their site has been hacked, and they’ll come over to yell at me.

Update: Infendo seems to have rectified the situation after I posted in their comments, though they haven’t actually answered me. I’m trying to find out from them exactly what was causing the issue.

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