[wp-hackers] Spam load

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Wed Dec 27 15:17:47 GMT 2006

___/ On Wed 27 Dec 2006 06:53:47 GMT, [ Matt Mullenweg ] wrote : \___

> Has anyone gotten in trouble with their host because of the recent
> comment spam spike?

Just  bandwidth  drain ($$). Over   100,000   requests   for
wp-comments-post.php.  /Huge/  spike in December  23rd-25th.
Maybe   they   rely  on  admins  being  absent.  Same   with
Guestbooks, FWIW. Advanced Gustbook had over 10,000 requests
for  comment.php  and over 7,000 for addentry.php.  Glad  to
hear  it  isn't just me. Join the Social^TM. It's part of  a
Windows  botnet  epidemic,  which also involves  86  billion
E-mail SPAM per day (and constantly rising too).

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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