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Spam storm

Wow… just took a glance at the error_logs and saw numerous errors from Trackbacks and started browsing to find that the last few days we’ve been weathering a spam storm. Thanks to akismet and another tool I’ve only had maybe 2 comments stuck in moderation that were spammy, but several thousand have made it to akismet (and if I recall my OTHER filter catches 90% of the spammy stuff before akismet sees it…) So, I hope someones having fun…. realistically they seem to be coming from a variety of machines, likely a botnet. I saw one machine belonged to a netblock owned by the state of Ohio for public schools. There was another residential broadband in Texas… etc. etc. etc. So, surprise, there are still botnets in the wild and being used for spam.

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Posted by on April 25, 2007.

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