[wp-hackers] new botnet/comment spam thingy?

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Apr 2 21:49:06 GMT 2008

Seeing as how Akismet handles many tens of million spams a day (21 million
so far today), I doubt one could swamp the Akismet servers that easily and
especially with such a small amount of hits.

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 2:42 PM, Sabin Iacob <iacobs at m0n5t3r.info> wrote:

> Hello list
> 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?
> /me wondering
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