The kingdom of SPAM-a-lot

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For some reason, the floodgates have opened and I am getting about 100 attempts at comment spam every 24 hours. A number of the IP addresses are from Europe, Asia, Middle East, etc and these entire IP blocks get put in the shit bucket whenever they come in. A lot of the other attempts are from zombie systems out in Comcast/RoadRunner/AOL land and there, I just ban the individual IP addresses -- these idiots are eating their own seed corn as they are just advertising the addresses of PWND systems. One of them got through last night but was flagged for moderation and never got through. The others were just blocked -- BZZZTTT NO! Fish in a barrel people, fish in a barrel...

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It is comforting to me to see that I'm not the only one that has seen a sharp upturn in daily spam. Akismet is working well on my WordPress-based blog, but it still gets a couple of hundred a day for the last few days. They don't get through, but Akismet sequesters them for evaluation. I've just just been doing a mass delete.

Seems like this stuff goes in cycles though, so maybe in a few days it'll get back to normal.

MC

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