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Attacked by spamers

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DesertViper, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. DesertViper

    DesertViper Thread Starter

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    *** New to this site, if I am in the wrong section for the below question, please let me know so I can post in the correct location :) ***

    Hi everyone, recently, a good friend of mine has been receiving roughly 60 messages on his website (link at the bottom of paragraph) in just a few hours. All these messages are sent by 2~4 different user accounts, and quite possible the same person. These messages usually consist of repetitive smiley faces (about 100 per message) and some are insults and other obnoxious annoyances. This causes his page to load much slower and he receives an e-mail notification that he has received a message. So all of this becomes very frustrating. And its not just him, there is currently two other people being harassed by this user.
    http://kerong.deviantart.com/

    We have contacted the administrators but they just keep creating new accounts. They cannot ban their IP because he/she knows how to change their IP address.

    Here is what I am hoping to achieve posting this message here
    Is there a way to catch these hacking/spamming people even if they change their IP? (maybe a recurring sequence of numbers) I am not all that smart when it comes to computers so I wouldn't know where to start. If anyone could shed some light to this situation, It would mean a lot to many good people.

    Thank you very much :)
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just looking at how to sign up, and some spammers will be able to fill these in very easily. Does he have the option to add a Verification code to the sign up process? Something like this is usual:

    Type (exactly) what is shown in the box:

    HTUDFE

    And these change randomly. Also, when they register, see if he can set something up where they have to click on an email link to activate the account.

    Regards

    eddie
     
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