A load of spam

Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 6:32 | Posted in Akismet, Blogosphere, spam, WordPress | 2 Comments

A massive spam attack has been in progress for the last 24 hours or so. As usual, Akismet has caught the most entries but has also unfortunately let through quite a lot of them. Comments passing the filter arrive in series of three or four. The contents in each of them are similar: the usual “compliments” for a good site and an invitation to visit theirs. Oddly enough, no links are included.

This suggestion to the WordPress.com team is to be considered as freedback, i.e. free and constructive feedback. I can also be used for the benefit of anybody hosting their WordPress blog in own server. The suggestion is to ban the following IP’s:,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Please hurry because they keep coming in as I type.

Edit: Also IP belongs to these spammers.



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  1. I’m getting a lot of these too. But I have a feeling the IPs might be ‘zombies’

    Very very very annoying. Same text every time.

    Just blogged about it too.

  2. They may very well be zombies but considering the extent of their activities the should still be blocked. If a legitimate user of those IP’s discovered that they are unable to access WordPress.com, it may in a best case prompt them to do something about their system security.

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