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Nice Spam Spam Spam Spam Forum

Post by TheDukeAbides » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:37 pm

Christ, you'd think with a new forum there would be one moderator about.

Hand me the keys and I'll sort it.

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Post by iomega » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:34 pm

we may have not got to this as quick as you like, but spent most of today sorting out

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Post by iomega » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:47 am

I slowly getting on top of this. Not quite there yet, but getting much better. It has been quite a nasty attack this time round.

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Post by Axe » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:51 am

They appear to be doing the rounds at the moment, the SGM site has suffered 2 serious attacks recently.

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Post by Atari » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40 pm

Thanks for sorting it out.

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Post by iomega » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:53 pm

This is quite the longest and most sustained attack on the forum that I have seen. I have increased the security levels, and band the IP addresses that the attacks are coming from and yet still the spam comes. Not quite sure where to go with this next, so anyone has any ideas, please feel free to get in touch.

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Post by DJBenz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:40 am

iomega wrote:This is quite the longest and most sustained attack on the forum that I have seen. I have increased the security levels, and band the IP addresses that the attacks are coming from and yet still the spam comes. Not quite sure where to go with this next, so anyone has any ideas, please feel free to get in touch.
It seems to come in waves, at least that's what I see on other forums I admin.

There are no 100% countermeasures, but as a starting point (if you haven't already) introduce Q&A Captcha as detailed here: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2122696

And/or install Advanced Block Mod: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... /faq/f_614

Also, as an aside, our forum at HorrorTalk hardly ever gets spammers as I placed it in the non-standard directory /_forum/ rather than the very common /forum/ or /board/

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Post by TheDukeAbides » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:49 pm

Yes, thanks for sorting it out and apologies if I sounded to terse in my initial rant.

I posted the thread when there was only about 5 spam threads, I looked in on Saturday to something like 15 pages of them, so no mean feat in sorting it out.

Thanks.

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Post by iomega » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:54 am

Famous last words, but I think this outbreak of spam is just about done. There is jut the odd post getting through. Other that to be a pain in the arse, what do these bottom feeders thing they are achieving. Perhaps I answered my own question.

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Post by zappa fan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:56 pm

ha ha - fecking spam. Good work Ian.
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Post by DJBenz » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:05 am

Just had a spam PM from a user, ironically advertising Xrumer which is a program for auto-spamming forums. :roll:

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