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CMOT
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ARMORAMA
#406
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,564 posts
AeroScale: 264 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 03:44 AM UTC
I have banned that one and the 15 other accounts.
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 06:21 AM UTC
Today's spambag is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Sanijiclell
Still signing up from the same IP.
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:46 AM UTC
Another day, another new sockpuppet for the spambag: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Skergeser
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 06:07 PM UTC
It's like playing whack-a-mole. Spambot's newest sock is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=cactsteasty
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 06:09 AM UTC
Today's spambot is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=THEOTTETHENDA
Thudius
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 22, 2012
KitMaker: 1,194 posts
AeroScale: 19 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 07:48 AM UTC
Gotta admire the dude's commitment.

Kimmo
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 02:08 PM UTC
Not really. It's a robot, which means that terminating its various socks isn't nearly as satisfying as terminating a real live spammer and imagining his frustrated frothing on the other side of the computer.
KoSprueOne
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,761 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 02:40 PM UTC
EntaigndaxTat

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216782&page=1

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216779&page=1

http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216778&page=1





Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 11:28 AM UTC
Today's spambot is http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=affomstox
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 05:23 PM UTC
Fresh sock for the spambot: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Trutrinia
Removed by original poster on 01/04/14 - 06:02:09 (GMT).
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,564 posts
AeroScale: 264 posts
Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
I am trying to keep up with this one Jess but it is a persistent little beggar.
HeavyArty
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 16,804 posts
AeroScale: 1,595 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 12:54 AM UTC
More drugs from Pakistan.

BoonKenry in General Modeling Forum

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216850
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 06:14 PM UTC

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I am trying to keep up with this one Jess but it is a persistent little beggar.



I'd love to know whether we can stop the bot from signing up fresh accounts.
barkingdigger
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
ARMORAMA
#013
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
KitMaker: 3,383 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 06:29 AM UTC
Latest spammer (on Modelling General forum): wrencechoni

Still vote for a minimum period of post moderation for any account's first handful of posts...
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,564 posts
AeroScale: 264 posts
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:35 AM UTC
Jim S and I have removed a lot of spam accounts of late with Jim having removed 4,500 in the last few days. I hope that gives you some indication of the task we are up against. As regards checking posts by new members; sure it would work but we do not have the time for that task as it would take an age to keep on top of.
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 05:40 PM UTC
And the bot's back again: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=excermhom
This time signed up from 176.31.17.41
CMOT
Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
ARMORAMA
#406
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,564 posts
AeroScale: 264 posts
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 07:00 PM UTC
I have just deleted another 30 ish accounts with 4 IP addresses. Hopefully the message will get through soon.
barkingdigger
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
ARMORAMA
#013
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
KitMaker: 3,383 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 10:06 PM UTC
Thanks Darren. I mentioned the "first post moderation" thing because you're already putting a lot of effort into tracking & killing spam once it's already happened. If the idea of a constant reactive monitoring service for noobs is out of the question, perhaps instead we can ask newbies to send in a separate "why I'm interested" text as part of the sign-up process, to be reviewed before getting final approval? Still a bit of work, but at least it can be done in batches at a convenient time...
Wolfsangel
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 220 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:22 AM UTC
Tom, Sounds like a plan.

While I don't pretend to know the nuances of these issues, I appreciate the work y'all are doing.
Jessie, Don't know how you find them but, Wow! Way to hunt.
Darren, you and Jim are performing a yeomans duty.
What would be nice is if we had a real "Hacker" in our bunch that could make some code that would go back to these bozos and fry the boxes these are coming from. They might take notice once it starts hurting their wallet.
Alternatively, wouldn't it be great to find out who's actually responsible then send a group of us from wherever they are to, as they say in the Mafia movies, "Deliver a message".
Again, Thank you for doing this. I realize it's like trying to bag flies,
Charlie
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 12:46 PM UTC

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Jessie, Don't know how you find them but, Wow! Way to hunt.


I don't have to hunt, they just keep showing up

Quoted Text

What would be nice is if we had a real "Hacker" in our bunch that could make some code that would go back to these bozos and fry the boxes these are coming from. They might take notice once it starts hurting their wallet.


The vast majority of spam these days is sent from botnets; zombied computers owned by innocent people all over the world who fell for a scam and opened a spam message which installed the zombie software without their knowledge. Even if we could nuke the computers the spam is coming from, all we'd be doing is hurting some poor innocent person somewhere, and the spammers would just move on to the next zombie in their network.
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 06:06 PM UTC
And today's spambot is the wrong link
ubisuck
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Quebec, Canada
Joined: December 20, 2012
KitMaker: 460 posts
AeroScale: 84 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 02:55 AM UTC
another one:

http://www.kitmaker.net/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Femsicetcot
Grauwolf
#084
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Quebec, Canada
Joined: September 14, 2005
KitMaker: 2,219 posts
AeroScale: 90 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 04:42 PM UTC
One more...

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=217545&p
Jessie_C
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,717 posts
AeroScale: 6,013 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 04:43 PM UTC



I nuked the spam but the spammer's still in the members' list
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/user.php?op=userinfo&uname=Stevenvior