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CMOT
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 10:44 AM GMT+7
I have banned that one and the 15 other accounts.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 01:21 PM GMT+7
Today's spambag is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Sanijiclell
Still signing up from the same IP.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 03:46 PM GMT+7
Another day, another new sockpuppet for the spambag: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Skergeser
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 01:07 AM GMT+7
It's like playing whack-a-mole. Spambot's newest sock is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=cactsteasty
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 01:09 PM GMT+7
Today's spambot is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=THEOTTETHENDA
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 02:48 PM GMT+7
Gotta admire the dude's commitment.

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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 09:08 PM GMT+7
Not really. It's a robot, which means that terminating its various socks isn't nearly as satisfying as terminating a real live spammer and imagining his frustrated frothing on the other side of the computer.
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 09:40 PM GMT+7
EntaigndaxTat

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216782&page=1

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216779&page=1

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216778&page=1





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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 06:28 PM GMT+7
Today's spambot is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=affomstox
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 12:23 AM GMT+7
Fresh sock for the spambot: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Trutrinia
Removed by original poster on 01/03/14 - 23:02:09 (GMT).
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 03:04 AM GMT+7
I am trying to keep up with this one Jess but it is a persistent little beggar.
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
More drugs from Pakistan.

BoonKenry in General Modeling Forum

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216850
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014 - 01:14 AM GMT+7

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I am trying to keep up with this one Jess but it is a persistent little beggar.



I'd love to know whether we can stop the bot from signing up fresh accounts.
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 01:29 PM GMT+7
Latest spammer (on Modelling General forum): wrencechoni

Still vote for a minimum period of post moderation for any account's first handful of posts...
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
Jim S and I have removed a lot of spam accounts of late with Jim having removed 4,500 in the last few days. I hope that gives you some indication of the task we are up against. As regards checking posts by new members; sure it would work but we do not have the time for that task as it would take an age to keep on top of.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 12:40 AM GMT+7
And the bot's back again: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=excermhom
This time signed up from 176.31.17.41
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
I have just deleted another 30 ish accounts with 4 IP addresses. Hopefully the message will get through soon.
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 05:06 AM GMT+7
Thanks Darren. I mentioned the "first post moderation" thing because you're already putting a lot of effort into tracking & killing spam once it's already happened. If the idea of a constant reactive monitoring service for noobs is out of the question, perhaps instead we can ask newbies to send in a separate "why I'm interested" text as part of the sign-up process, to be reviewed before getting final approval? Still a bit of work, but at least it can be done in batches at a convenient time...
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 05:22 PM GMT+7
Tom, Sounds like a plan.

While I don't pretend to know the nuances of these issues, I appreciate the work y'all are doing.
Jessie, Don't know how you find them but, Wow! Way to hunt.
Darren, you and Jim are performing a yeomans duty.
What would be nice is if we had a real "Hacker" in our bunch that could make some code that would go back to these bozos and fry the boxes these are coming from. They might take notice once it starts hurting their wallet.
Alternatively, wouldn't it be great to find out who's actually responsible then send a group of us from wherever they are to, as they say in the Mafia movies, "Deliver a message".
Again, Thank you for doing this. I realize it's like trying to bag flies,
Charlie
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 07:46 PM GMT+7

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Jessie, Don't know how you find them but, Wow! Way to hunt.


I don't have to hunt, they just keep showing up

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What would be nice is if we had a real "Hacker" in our bunch that could make some code that would go back to these bozos and fry the boxes these are coming from. They might take notice once it starts hurting their wallet.


The vast majority of spam these days is sent from botnets; zombied computers owned by innocent people all over the world who fell for a scam and opened a spam message which installed the zombie software without their knowledge. Even if we could nuke the computers the spam is coming from, all we'd be doing is hurting some poor innocent person somewhere, and the spammers would just move on to the next zombie in their network.
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 01:06 AM GMT+7
And today's spambot is the wrong link
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:55 AM GMT+7
another one:

http://www.kitmaker.net/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Femsicetcot
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:42 PM GMT+7
One more...

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=217545&p
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:43 PM GMT+7



I nuked the spam but the spammer's still in the members' list
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Stevenvior