Comment Spam

I'm waching a concerted comment spam attack on at the moment. So far I've had 13 comment posting attempts, all from different IP addresses (presumably a load of zombie Windows machines). I'm seeing them every 10 minutes or so, each to different articles. This looks to me like a GM specific attack, and controlled by a central point (because the posts are not randomly hitting articles). I've disabled comments until I can sort this out.

Incidentlly, all the comments have been for online casinos and gambling and contain a short paragraph, presumably taken randomly from an essay. I've tried scanning the remote machines, but as yet haven't identified anything useful.

Update: I've made some changes to the comments system. You have to preview comments to post now, which should prevent 'bots from posting.

Submitted by coofercat on Sun, 2004-12-12 15:29


Comment Spam

i had a similar attack a while back... i've had a couple recently but having added a few entries to wordpress' "if these words appear auto-moderate" list i've not had one appear on the site... mine was also for online casino's and like yours the IP addresses were always different.i'm reluctant to start NMAP'ing them all because i'd be rising to their bait and engaging with these w*****s!

Submitted by robert (not verified) on Sun, 2004-12-12 21:46.
Comment Spam

hey! what happened to all my stars in the word w&nk3rs? ;)

Submitted by robert (not verified) on Sun, 2004-12-12 21:47.