[wp-hackers] Spam load
viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Dec 27 14:30:22 GMT 2006
BB2 + SK2 with Akismet plugin FTW. :)
On 12/27/06, Kimmo Suominen <kimmo+key+wordpress.c4f53f at suominen.com> wrote:
> Maxthon is a tabbed version of IE -- I even see IE7 with Maxthon in
> my logs. (None of which are posting comments -- spam or real...)
> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon; InfoPath.1;
> .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
> Best regards,
> + Kimmo
> <A HREF="http://kimmo.suominen.com/">Kimmo Suominen</A>
> On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 10:54:39AM +0100, C. Rummel wrote:
> > Oh, yes, absolutely. My site got hammered by requests to
> > wp-comments-post.php every few seconds. All requests had a UserAgent
> > of "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Maxthon)"
> > and so many different IP-addresses it obviously was caused by a bot
> > net.
> > I switched from SpamKarma to Akismet, renamed wp-comments-post.php and
> > denied all requests to the old wp-comments-post.php - which obviously
> > didn't scare away manually submitted commentspam, but relieved the
> > server from a lot of PHP-work.
> > Today not a single Maxthon-UserAgent so far.
> > Chris
> > On 12/27/06, steve caturan <scaturan at negimaki.com> wrote:
> > >yep, for the past ~2 weeks...been observing a spike (using tail -f )
> > >in POST requests made to ~/wp-comments.php on my installations.
> > >mod_security has been busy issuing 412:precondition failed errors for
> > >matching filters, still there are dozens of keywords/phrases that go
> > >through, hopefully those using Akismet, SK or Bad Bahavior will have
> > >an added layer of protection - less database pollution. :)
> > >
> > >On 12/27/06, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> > >> Has anyone gotten in trouble with their host because of the recent
> > >> comment spam spike?
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