Akismet Killer Spam

A new piece of comment spam making the rounds breaks popular WordPress plugin Akismet, by blocking access to the Akismet spam queue.

Symptom: Your Akismet spam queue displays nothing but the number 35.

Solution: Go into phpMyAdmin from your hosting control panel and browse wp_comments. Find and delete entries from “Bush” using email address “main@yandex.com” and URL “http://google.com”, like so:

Akismet Killer

Once you’ve deleted all such entries, your Akismet spam queue should be accessible again.

Spam that punishes anyone who filters it. Vicious.