This SONSP site was hammered by robot members

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This SONSP site was hammered by robot members

Postby StanHilliard » 17 Nov 2012, 11:03

An epidemic of spam robots began attacking phpBB forums starting 11/15/2012. They work by using humans to brake the registration code so thy can register and get in to post spam. It is a worldwide attack.

Over an approximately 24 hour period on November 15 & 16 2012, 219 bot-usernames posted 654 messages on this Speak Out North St Paul site. Most were from three usernames. Many bot usernames had one or zero posts. But active ones posted close to 200 messages each with essentially no delay between posts.

I have temporarily stopped it by changing the registration question. But that doesn't guarantee they won't be back.
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