Spammers starting the new year off strong!

I’ve received hundreds more comment spam attempts and actually about 200 hundred new spam comments this morning. The new ones are deleted, added to my blacklist and getting blasted. When my mail checks every 5 minutes I get anywhere from 30 to 50 new notifications of deletes. Pretty intense…

I checked the domain of the new guy – a pictures url – and it was registered yesterday, in obvious preparation for today.

UPDATE — I originally posted this at about 20 minutes to 1 p.m. It’s now 4 p.m. and I’ve received 1463 notifications on comment spam attempts. This is out of control! Fortunately, the Spaminator has an option to set the notifications to false which I’ve just done. With that many Spam notices, I can’t possibly utilize my Treo for email as it will simply choke on that number of new messages. At least Mail.app manages them as threads so they are listed as a single message until I open the thread and then… whoa.

6 comments for “Spammers starting the new year off strong!

  1. 1/1/2005 at 10:51 pm

    why dont u just rename your comment filename to something else, that will stop the spammers completely
    http://wordpress.org/support/3/13443

  2. 1/2/2005 at 9:37 am

    I’ve been debating that as well actually. Now that the notifications are set to false I don’t see any spam attempts which is a veery nice change. The plugin was clearly working!

  3. 1/2/2005 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah, I got hit by the same people.

    wp-hashcash and renamed wp-comments-post.php -> wp-commentz-post.php

  4. 1/4/2005 at 7:08 pm

    I renamed my comments.php file (on pMachine) and the c-spammers simply discovered the new path.

    Staying one step ahead of these asswipes is a real challenge.

  5. 1/4/2005 at 7:09 pm

    I renamed my comments.php file (on pMachine) and the c-spammers simply discovered the new path.

    Staying one step ahead of these asswipes is a real challenge.

  6. 1/4/2005 at 8:18 pm

    Just by turning the notification off on my Spaminator plugin, I was able to reduce knowledge of the spam attacks which is quite pleasant. I’m sure they are still trying, but nothing is currently getting through and I am a happy camper!

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