[wp-hackers] SOS (Formerly 'Referrer Spam')

Bjorn Wijers bjorn at waag.org
Wed Oct 12 13:09:50 GMT 2005

Dropping in at this discussion so might have missed some vital info.

How on earth could you be seen as troublemaker while you are trying to 
solve a problem, that might become a potential problem for your hosting 
provider as well. I would contact the hosting company and explain them 
the problem, if they are reluctaned to help you out, its time to switch 

I wish you all the luck in solving this annoying problem!


Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> _____/ On Wed 12 Oct 2005 10:43:01 BST, [Amit Gupta] wrote : \_____
>> Roy Schestowitz <r at schestowitz.com> wrote:
>> |  Not my host *frown*. Consider yourself to be fortunate if you are
>> allowed
>> |  SSH/Telnet access. The best I can ever do when wishing to invoke
>> commands is
>> |  use
>> |  tricks <
>> |
>> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/09/12/cpanel-terminal-hack/
>> |  >
>> my host doesn't provide it either, but I know some hosts that do on
>> special request, & I've been considering them for sometime now, not for
>> SSH access ofcourse as its all greek to me!! ;)
> Getting back on topic, the scale of the attacks is beginning to become 
> scary,
> not just worrying. As I said at the start, it continues to grow by the day
> (nearing 2 weeks now) and it's reaching the point where I get tens of 
> thousands
> of page requests from a variety of UIP's. This still gets worse by the 
> hour and
> I am running out of bandwidth (although I re-directed to reduce it), not to
> mention the speed penalty that the shared server is susceptible to.
> These attacks can wind up costing hundreds of pounds, not to mention the 
> time I
> spend/t trying to stop them. I have no root access to the Web server. Any
> suggestions? I would rather not tell the hosts and ignite some sort of
> reputation of a trouble-maker.
> Cheers,
> Roy

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