WordPress.com Hack

Recently, the venerable blog host WordPress.com was massively hacked. If you subscribed to an RSS feed for a WordPress.com site, the hack started sending you rafts of spam emails for scams of all descriptions.

How does this affect you’n’me? With any luck it doesn’t…UNLESS you subscribed to the Plain and Simple Press website’s blog several years ago.

When I first started the P&S blog — the one that has been posting chapters from my various bookoids — it was on WordPress.com, and it was titled “Writers Plain & Simple.”

After a while, our Web guru, Grayson Bell, suggested we move the blog from WordPress.com to the server that now hosts Funny about Money and make it a subdomain of Plain & Simple Press, which also resides at Bigscoots. This freed us from some of WordPress.com’s peculiarities and put all our shiny little pebbles in one bucket.

If you are a long-time subscriber to Plain & Simple Press’s blog and you suddenly find yourself besieged by junk emails, check the URL in your RSS feed. It should NOT end in wordpress.com. The site’s correct address is http://www.plainandsimplepress.com.

I have now deleted the old P&S Press site from WordPress.com. The current P&S blog and is hosted at Bigscoots.com, and so the URL contains no reference to WordPress.