btw: i need a good k-word. do you know where i can get it?
Yea, that sucked. Apparently there is good money in that business. They paid a very sophisticated person to write a custom script to spam just this forum. This person apparently had lots of compromised systems under his control too.
I changed stuff around and banned some IP blocks so it won't work again. They can always pay a hacker though. Not much you can do about that.
Thanks for cleaning it up! I banned all the usernames (I realized that I could copy and paste into a list, then paste it into the banning screen and do them all at once, so that wasn't too odious. I was deleting the contents of the posts, but for me that is only a one-at-a-time job. Do you have a way to do it all at once?