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July 28, 2004

Hit Hard by Spambots

I got hit hard by the spambots this afternoon. One in particular: every message in my inbox from 12:08 to 12:25 is a new comment notification from Movable Type.

Every last comment used the same e-mail address and advertised the same site.

All told, there were 103 spammy comments posted by this bot. Each one from a unique IP, which just goes to show how futile IP banning is. It also probably shows just how well people are doing keeping on top of Windows security updates (i.e., they're not).

If you'd like to merge my blacklist into your own, it's in the default location (blacklist.txt at the top level).

Posted by Colin at July 28, 2004 3:13 PM

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