[wp-hackers] new botnet/comment spam thingy?
viper at viper007bond.com
Wed Apr 2 23:40:36 GMT 2008
You're right though that spam is up lately.
Check out my total spam Defensio graph: http://i32.tinypic.com/28ilq2v.png
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Sabin Iacob <iacobs at m0n5t3r.info> wrote:
> Viper007Bond wrote:
> > 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.
> how about millions of blogs using akismet and suddenly getting ~20 times
> more traffic? I didn't plot anything yet, but I think the numbers rose
> geometrically (about doubled each day).
> I was more curious if this is a new thing, or just a plain old botnet
> being repurposed from mail spamming to link spamming
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