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As the spam turns...

01/25/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology

We just got what appears to be our first denial of service attack today. Alas, we feel insulted: a mere 3700 hits in half an hour from distributed IPs.

More seriously, I have no idea why. This accomplished nothing. It's nowhere near enough to take out Nimblebrain. It wasn't sustained nor was did it involve enough simultaneous hits. I did get some spamverts sent via the blog mail system but that's about it.

The best I can think of is that some wannabe with a kiddie-script botnet decided to play with his new toy, but isn't all that clear on how it works.

Anyway, Ritchie's been IP banning so that should be it until the next round.



Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

I ran a few of the addresses past http://cbl.abuseat.org/ and quite a few of them were listed, a couple with plainly infected mail servers that send out RFC-non-compliant HELO headers.

I’ve got a MySQL query together for sorting the incoming by hit count and helping report the major zombies.

I’m this close to banning all of kornet.net ;) Criminy, it’s like the subscriber list is filled with people with the net-savvy of one of my uncles *grin* ("ooo, I can watch porn and make money by downloading this toolbar? okay!")

Ah well, we’ll see. At least the access spikes seem like a kind of flattery, ill-intentioned or not :)

01/26/07 @ 00:00
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

More referrer spam, this time for status rank dot com. Whee - banned :)

01/30/07 @ 10:06
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