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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Very Rare Multiple IP Spam Attack Reply with quote

ForumWise and hosted forums recently suffered a very rare multiple ip spam attack.

Whether you have been hit or not, we advise you to close registrations temporarily while the wave passes and ForumWise can prepare a tactic to overcome the wave.

We are discussing installing a Spam Attack Control panel, which would enable a 'return nuke' of any recently registered spammers.

Meanwhile, using the 'Moderate this forum' option (bottom right of each forum page) enables you to select multiple topics and move them all to the spam can or delete, in one go.

We apologise for the inconvenience and we will update this topic with further information as we work on a counter tactic.

Thank you for choosing ForumWise.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We advise banning the following ip ranges...

Code:
178.235.*.*
89.21.78.*
89.67.156.185
46.246.23.175
5.254.146.163
95.160.17.132
221.235.188.225
182.178.*.*
122.173.*.*
123.116.*.*
123.117.*.*
77.93.2.81
178.*.*.*
118.103.*.*
119.176.159.114
119.155.44.149
60.217.30.89
60.215.229.255
120.0.*.*
180.234.62.227


We will keep you posted here with any further details.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We advise banning the following ip ranges...

Code:
211.115.76.*
94.142.130.149
199.15.234.138
61.38.252.112
95.105.110.133

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A temporary block has been placed on posts with links in them. You can't post if it contains a link.

Note this does not remove existing links from existing posts - it merely prevents the creation of new posts containing links.

If it is vital for a member to convey a link, they can just post the URL without "http" which is the key string.

This is a temporary emergency measure whilst we work on a more concrete tactic, probably to be implemented at the user registration event.

Admins are welcome to opt out of this measure by posting in the support forums, whereby your board will be added to an exception list.
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