[wp-hackers] new botnet/comment spam thingy?
iacobs at m0n5t3r.info
Wed Apr 2 21:42:19 GMT 2008
I have been getting large numbers of accesses from large numbers of
addresses lately, all posing as Internet Explorer 6. From what I've seen
in the audit logs, they seem to be trackback spam. Many (most?) don't
get past mod_security, and I still saw some 12k accesses with 11k
uniques in stattraq yesterday (it's a little past midnight here).
Nothing got past Akismet, which is really cool, but it does make me
wonder: is this an attempt to swamp the Akismet servers? Have those of
you that have many thousands/tens of thousands of real visitors per day
seen such an increase, or it only applies to low traffic sites like mine?
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