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Spammers back ??
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Adam 


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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:32 pm   Spammers back ??

Since 26th September there have been 114 new members, all with very suspicious usernames, just click on memberlist & sort by descending, notice they are all female & all profiles contain links to very questionable websites.
21 more of them registered since midnight last night.
For my forum I use a website called stop forum spam to check new members, this site has a database of all known spammers usernames, emails and IP addressses, & I checked some of these new members on this database & quite a few of them are listed as reported spammers.
None of them have posted anything yet though or even logged into the forum.
 
Kanta 
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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:22 pm   

Thank you Adam for your post. I hope Admin will take action...
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Adam 


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Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:32 pm   

They just keep coming, 11 more since I posted, one of them has links to adult material as well.
 
Adam 


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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:38 pm   

54 more since Sunday.
Hope these bots don't decide to post all at once !!, there is now 196 of them !
 
Kanta 
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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:58 pm   

Time will only tell...
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Adam 


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Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:40 am   

They have started posting, in the instruments section (username amzee75)
 
Kanta 
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Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:16 pm   

Adam wrote:
They have started posting, in the instruments section (username amzee75)

Still awaiting from Admin to clear the forum... :wink:
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
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NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
Adam 


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Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:45 pm   

Just out of interest, that amzee75 is listed 8 times on stop forum spam, all with different IP addresses, but the same email address & originates from Pakistan.
 
Nico_Noyau 
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Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:53 pm   

Thanks for the info Adam, do you know if there is some script to run on the server then it can clear the database by itself ?

Thanks ;)
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Adam 


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Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:26 am   

As far as I know there is no script to clear all these users from the database.
You'd have to delete them all individually.
You might be able to mass delete users through phpMyAdmin through your server's control panel, but would be an idea to backup the database first, they should be in the database table PHPBB_USERS
Setting new registartions to admin approval would stop them from registering but it's having someone check on a daily basis.
Upgrading the board from phpbb2 to phpbb3 is very complicated, but phpbb3 has much better spambot controls, I use one called sortables captcha which is very effective.
 
Adam 


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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:41 am   

http://www.zoolook.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5722

Spam post
 
Kanta 
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Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:36 pm   

Adam wrote:
http://www.zoolook.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5722

Spam post

Thanks Adam, I have deleted. :wink:
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Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
littlesister 


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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:33 am   

Looks like the trolls/spammers are back in the off-topic sction again ... :(
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Adam 


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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:32 pm   

I pop on here everyday so have been letting Kanta know about these posts.
There's nearly 1000 spam users on here & they are registering on a daily basis so it must be a bot doing it.
Just beats me why they do it, surely they must have better things to do than set up these bots to spam forums.
They must know everytime they do it they'll get their posts removed & banned.
 
littlesister 


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Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:17 pm   

Adam wrote:
I pop on here everyday so have been letting Kanta know about these posts.
There's nearly 1000 spam users on here & they are registering on a daily basis so it must be a bot doing it.
Just beats me why they do it, surely they must have better things to do than set up these bots to spam forums.
They must know everytime they do it they'll get their posts removed & banned.


That's OK Adam, they just seemed to be more visible than usual lately, so thought I would add my two pence ... 8)
( ps - I also visit here most days to look around, even though I haven't logged in for a while before today, so I had already noticed you are quick to pick up these things .... :wink: )
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