Spams increase to thousands a day

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  • #97429

    zqyin
    Member

    From yesterday to now, Akismet catched thousands of spams in my blog. Every minute tens of spams are catched at present. Can anybody help me?

    #97794

    raincoaster
    Member

    If Akismet is catching them, it doesn’t seem like a problem. If they were getting through, that would be a real problem and something to report via Feedback.

    #97812

    zqyin
    Member

    Though Akismet catches thousands of them, the other hundreds of spams are in moderation page. Therefore, to open the moderation page costs a lot of time. And before delete them, I have to check whether there are proper commends in moderation page.

    #97814

    raincoaster
    Member

    I wonder why it would be targetting you in particular. I haven’t seen it increase overnight, even though my hits have more than doubled. Have you registered at a new blog directory or something?

    In any case, my best suggestion is to send a feedback in.

    #97815

    nosysnoop
    Member

    THOUSANDS?? I get the usual 100-200 a day. There was a couple of weeks of just getting less than 50 a day. Then it went back up to 100-200 a day.

    #97818

    knoizki
    Member

    I’m actually getting less and less, today it caught only around 30.

    #97820

    zqyin
    Member

    In fact, before yesterday, the spams in my blog are tens per day. But now, tens per minute. After I posted this help, more than 1000 spams were catched.

    As wordpress.com is block by Chinese government, the hits of my blog are less than 10 every day. I didn’t regester new blog directory. I don’t know why the spams suddenly increase.

    Note added: All spams begin with “I’m agree with you, i think…”.

    #97821

    mark
    Staff

    I see 43 in Akismet, 2 in moderation.
    It’s all slowed?

    #97822

    zqyin
    Member

    I have deleted more than 1000 in last 6 hours. Mark, now I find the spams are 63 in Akismet, 5 in moderation. Therefore, in few minetes, more than 30 spams are catched.

    #97870

    newmw
    Member

    I’ve had the same problem since about a week now, catching about 300 spam a day and about 50 in moderation. I found out that it was all targetted at an older post, so I just deleted it and now it’s actually less.

    #97902

    drmike
    Member

    Sounds like it’s working for me. The comments in moderation are there because Akismet couldn’t decide if they were spam or not and left them for you to make sure. I do hope that you’re marking them as spam and sending them in so that the system learns. if you’re not, you’re just making a bigger problem.

    #97936

    newmw
    Member

    Besides the solutions, it’s impossible to ignore the huge increase in spam attacks on wordpress.com

    #97938

    drmike
    Member

    May want to look at the stats page:

    http://akismet.com/stats/

    Note that’s for all formats, not just wp.com.

    #97944

    newmw
    Member

    yea, i’ve seen the graph, nice! but isn’t it possible that spammers target a specific blog host?

    #97952

    drmike
    Member

    *shrug* They maybe but considering a lot of them are now using zombied PCs scatered around the net, there’s probably little that can be done to block them.

    Reported three of them yesterday in the computer lab I was in. That’s what you get when you install those Free screensavers and toolbars and the like and don’t keep up to date with your virus and adaware scans.

    #98011

    zqyin
    Member

    Spams continuely attack my blog these days. I have deleted more than 8000 spams since my last reply. Yes, I can delete them. However, if I check spams every 4 day, I have to face thousands of spams in moderation.

    I found that all the spams start with “I’m agree with you, i think…”. So I think they were done by one group of spammers.

    #98016

    drmike
    Member

    Probably more like one software program. I’m still trying to figure out why pressing one “Delete All” button is a concern though.

    #98017

    dirkgently
    Member

    It’s the looking through them to make sure the genuine replies are de-marked as spam first..otherwise you’re having to throw the baby out with the bathwater, the higher the number to go through, the more chance your eyes will get tired and miss a genuine reply.

    It did occur to me, although this may be suited to a different thread or different forum, but I noticed a heap of Rolex spam coming from one IP. Wouldn’t it be a nice idea if there was a place on WordPress where the members could post those spam, and their IP address….if the administrators running the servers agree they are spam, to simply block the offending IP addresses?

    That way it’d slow down the spam flooding the members, as previously mentioned, blocking an IP affects ALL our blogs.

    #98020

    drmike
    Member

    -1 on that idea. Too easy to fake plus there’s too many IP addresses out there. I can understand where you’re coming from.

    Usually if you see a flood, contacting the abuse address of that IP address will do some good. Feel free to post it here if you or anyone else needs help with a lookup.

    #98023

    zqyin
    Member

    drmike,the “delete all” button can only be used in Akismet. In moderation page, I have to wait a long time before listing hundreds of spams. As dirkgently said, I am tired to check which are genuine replies in moderation page.

    The spams contain the URL like this: ***.hotsupercars.org/***
    So I think it is easy to block the spams.

    ps: askimet has caught 218,451 spam for me. Oh, the number is terrible!

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