seems you have been hacked

TheresaMay

ADC
Moderator
DirtyBAT
#21
Seems to start early hours of morning and Guns zaps them.

Normally when I get up in morning there's at least two or three who have posted in excess of 100 threads which get wiped out in a single click.

Then throughout the day there will be several more posters join.

I'm like a Japanese meal when it comes to ARRSE... little and often. It will be in the background all day at work and each lesson break I'll sit at my desk, a quick "what's new" click and then I crack on.

It's at that point I normally see the latest spammers. It's immensely satisfying when they've posted only a couple of threads and you get to pull the plug and ban their IP. Even more so when they have a shared IP with a number of sister spam accounts that they would be planning to Switch to - only to find they're also zapped too.

But if I'm zapping them as and when they pop up in the morning / during the day, Guns is doing the same from the other side of the world - and with the amount of other mods doing the same - just makes you wonder how much the site is getting hit. The COs will know cos they can see a report of who's killed who (which sometimes gets me into trouble when I zap a genuine member who just happens to be working in one of these shithole countries).
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#22
But if I'm zapping them as and when they pop up in the morning / during the day, Guns is doing the same from the other side of the world - and with the amount of other mods doing the same - just makes you wonder how much the site is getting hit. The COs will know cos they can see a report of who's killed who (which sometimes gets me into trouble when I zap a genuine member who just happens to be working in one of these shithole countries).
Luckily for me the ones who hit the QM's tend to be obvious if Chinese spam types, the difficult ones are often the ones who know the CO and have posted trade adverts but either not sought permission or the CO's haven't passed it on, luckily though we can put this into a holding cell and get approval later.
The keyboard does need an alcohol detector for when wielding the ban hammer
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#23
Have not noticed it before tbh but that no doubt is down to your brave single handed fight with the hoards from the east.
And you didn't see the months old, pages long thread in this forum seeking a solution to the Chinese spam problem.
 
#24
Hi mods
Was just on there and some of the treads changed to some form of language from south east asia, seems you have been hacked
Do you mean threads or treads..

A quick search of the forums would of prevented you posting this drivel.

I’d rather read the Korean spam than your barely coherent attempt at English.
 
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#25
ARRSE probably needs more moderators. Any volunteers from England?
 
#27
I'm no expert (no sh1t) but wouldn't it be possible for these hits to just get redirected to one of the more esoteric bits of the forum? Gingers I Would or similar.
Are you mental? That thread is necessary for my sanity. How about one where people are discussing the president of an entirely other country, like he matters to them?
 
#28
The spam factories have hundreds of people just doing Google searches to keywords and then hammering the Top 100 sites. Once they think they have a lead they pass it on for more spamming. It's easy because even those spammers that are real people are paid nothing or less and so it only takes one or two take ups to have success.

We get two types - first is the classic spam where they push out rubbish. The other is the random "1" in a thread. These people are creating accounts that are live to sell on. I like hoofing those best because someone is looking to make money on those and if they have sold it on and it is no longer active they may need to explain to the seller....
Would it not be wise to block all IP adreeses from the relevant ISP,s ie. all Chinese.
 
#29
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.
You get love? Wow, sign me up! Where do I apply to be a mod and how long before the luuuve comes through??
 
#30
Would it not be wise to block all IP adreeses from the relevant ISP,s ie. all Chinese.
No, because you would also be banning genuine members who are living there as ex-pats or on business trips. And I don't recall anybody saying that the IPs were from China either, they could be living anywhere, we just know the spam is Chinese language. If they are using a VPN they could make it look like they're from any country they want.

In practical terms the only thing you can do without making ARRSE too hard to use for legitimate members is to detect and delete spam as it appears. From what the mods are saying, smashing the spammers once they are found is pretty easy. A better early warning system for the mods would probably give the most return for effort.
 

Guns

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#31
Would it not be wise to block all IP adreeses from the relevant ISP,s ie. all Chinese.
These ones are coming from the US (well the VPNs pop out at the US), so whilst it would be fun to shit can all US IPs there are Gun totting rednecks on here who would explode at that First Amendment right taken away, cos like it will be the guns next.
 
#32
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.
 
#34
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.
Whinge. Whinge. Whinge. You're like a moaning split arrse complaining about labour pains, when your partner suggested that you do anál in the first place.:)
 
#35
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.

Thanks @Guns, you old
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#36
Would it not be wise to block all IP adreeses from the relevant ISP,s ie. all Chinese.

Piss orf! It's already a fucking pain trying to get through the Capcha BS to log into ARRSE on a network with close to zero bandwidth. If anything, it would impress the tits off me if my IP address was flagged as an all round good egg to allow me to dodge the Capcha wibble.
 
#37
And you didn't see the months old, pages long thread in this forum seeking a solution to the Chinese spam problem.
I seen the thread title about the spam problem but because I had not personally witnesed the spam until last night I never seen it as a big problem and had not looked the thread.
 
#38
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.
Can you deal with some islands in the South China Sea while you are about it?
 
#39
These people are creating accounts that are live to sell on. I like hoofing those best because someone is looking to make money on those and if they have sold it on and it is no longer active they may need to explain to the seller....
I'm pretty sure Damanbugs is a spam account, you best delete it.
 
#40
It's spam. And its dealt with. Every ******* night by me prior to going to bed. Do I get thanks, like say a mug - do I ****. I do it for the love.
at the risk of getting banned for saying it

"Cheers easy"
 

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