Every minute, thousands of spam email were putting into my message queue!!!
I have shut down my email services connection, so they don't get sent out. I have changed my admin password, checked on the server for suspicious process..etc. I still see thousands of email pouring into my message queue and stuck there every minute.
Anyone has an idea where to look into? Many thanks!
I got it resolved. It turned out a bot has been using Email Friend feature to send massive spam emails. I enabled captcha on Email Friend page and it stopped.
I would recommend you do the same just in case your site is the next target.
I'm in the same situation. Where is Email friend page by the way.
Hi everyone, our shop (running on 3.80) has been compromised as well. Captcha is activated but this does not prevent fraud emails from being sent from our webshop. Urgent assistance is required!
Welcome to the world of spammers. This is the breakdown with email - anyone can pretend to be anyone
All they need is your email address and they can email anyone (and you) from that address
They dont need to use your website to do it