View Full Version : Bizarre comment spam.

Dan Morgan
04-18-2007, 01:42 AM
One of my sites employs a comment/user submission system.

Up until now I have never had the need to have auto publish set to off, in fact the amount of posts I have to remove is about 1 in every 100. I use a captcha system which has worked pretty well up until now.

Lately I have begun to get a barrage of automated spam, from a range of different IP ranges. I assumed that this was just due to the spammers working around the captcha I installed (a publicly available one) however the content of ALL the comments resembles (this is a C&P):

Title: slzsnbbq
Text: bdufoswz http://itneqyaj.com brvvxnsh clpwwfwq gckphlux (http://yimiuwzg.com) barhvkjv

The domains are just word jumbles and do not resolve and the keywords are the same...

What the?

04-18-2007, 06:54 AM
Sounds like you have been attacked by a defective spambot.

Dan Morgan
04-18-2007, 07:45 AM
Very possibly. Yet still they come...

04-18-2007, 08:13 AM
I started getting some weirder comment spam yesterday. No links in the post, and vague, if real language. But the user URL was still a spam site.

Manual review is quite necessary.

04-18-2007, 05:36 PM
Hmm that is weird, perhaps someone is testing a new spam bot and just put in some random strings for testing in order to see what could get past.
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04-18-2007, 06:10 PM
I even had one that quoted and replied to previous real comments, but it was all vague

"No you are wrong."

"I agree"