Feigning normality since 1973
Filed in: Spam.
So recently one idiot has been attempting to spam my comments here repeatedly. Despite getting 403 errors, he continues to blat the script 150 or so times per go, sometimes 30 or 40 times per second. Most of the hits originated from the RIPE network (Europe, plus bits of Asia and the Middle East), so these are likely compromised computers. Some hits were from IP addresses owned by photobucket.com (I've notified them).
ncfab.org may, at one time, have been owned by the "Nordic Centre For Artists' Books", but the current registration info is fake (the Cyprus address belongs to a real estate agent.) so it's probably either expired or been hijacked.
Bruce Simpson believes that the problem of zombie PCs may ultimately solve itself when terrorists realise they can pay hackers who have networks of compromised PCs to DOS important sites. At this point, the botnet problem would suddenly become very important to the US government. Personally I doubt any terrorist groups would bother...
Posted December 15, 2006 7:33 PM