Requesting IP Ban?

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  1. Tjbond

    Tjbond New Member

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    Hello, I've came across some 'Bot's that sign up to forums etc.

    A couple have signed up to my forum, with the e-mail address ending with 'stred.in'
    I searched that, and it just links back to ActiveX virus sites, looking at their profiles.. everything looks like it was filled in automatically, example.. all of them accounts have the username/real name sections filled with the same name.

    I snatched a few of their IP's through the admin panel.

    89.149.253.220 <- 2 have this address.

    79.75.63.61
     
  2. Fedlerner

    Fedlerner Former Adm & Team Manager Community Support

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    I've confirmed that the IP Address: 89.149.253.220 is a forum spam bot. I've banned this IP from all our servers.
    I couldn't confirm the second IP Address, so I haven't banned it.

    You should secure your forum sign-up process to avoid spam.
     
  3. Tjbond

    Tjbond New Member

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    I think I'll be shutting down my /forum in a few months time, I could up the security for the forum, or i could also leave it open as it is, and see if we can catch some more of these bots :)
     
  4. Fedlerner

    Fedlerner Former Adm & Team Manager Community Support

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    Let me know if you find more.
    I'll close the thread. Feel free to PM me if you find out more IP Address that may be spamming, and I'll check them.
     
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