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Comments October 9, 2008

Panama Dropped By… to Spam

Filed under: Anti-spam, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 10:04 pm CommentsComments (2) 

I’ve been running a “honey pot” board for almost 60 days now. Tonight I took my first action against some of the spammers that are attacking. I used the iptables command to revoke access to an entire range of IP addresses… from Panama.

This range of IP addresses is responsible for:

  • 105 user registrations
  • 10,312 posts

That’s almost 6% of my users, and over 55% of my posts. :shock: Where are these Panamanian spammers coming from? What sort of patterns (or “tells”) are they exhibiting? More…

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