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SpaMEGAdon

Postby Metcarfre » 19 Oct 2011, 05:28

Hell's bells there's a lot of spam out there?

Please tell me Paul is an early riser!
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby empath » 19 Oct 2011, 05:49

...and doesn't have to rush off to work right away...

This is a real 'old school' bombardment - takes me back to the USENET days. Actual spam advertisers tend to be more subtle than this since they never get views with this kind of blatant action.

Two fake accounts with a video card listed for firs- :shock:

Oh, shit. "Riibekka" changed its "First Video" entry, to a probably logical entry - this weeks vid check it out - I SWEAR it was listing an ATI video card about an hour ago.

For being exceptionally stupid in strategy, it's starting to show signs of (belated) subtlety...

But repeated uniform spam ads? Heck, at least the Nosers spammed up <rec.games.mecha> with unique posts showing sequential pages of an HTML manual.

To be honest, it first seemed like a rudimentary DoS attack, but now it illogically seems the bots' have more intelligence - pity since trying to blend in NOW would be pointless. :|

ADDENDUM: This IS a Denial Of Service attack under the guise of ad-bombing - the later spam posts now have a longish paragraph copy-pasta'd from some political history essay...increase the length of the posts (which were already unnecessarily long for ads) to strain the site more - I'm starting to get halted processes and fatal errors. :(
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Arius » 19 Oct 2011, 06:59

This is neat!
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Valliac » 19 Oct 2011, 07:15

Jesus fuck. Hit the trenches, ladies and gents.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Ringo803 » 19 Oct 2011, 07:18

But the two most important questions here:

Why?
and
Who?
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war...and other things that are not war.

I survived spaMEGAdon and all I got was this lousy signature joke.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Graham » 19 Oct 2011, 10:34

Fixed.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby War Monkey782 » 19 Oct 2011, 11:45

Hero
Witty and humorous signature here.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 19 Oct 2011, 12:56

The mental scars will live with me for years to come...
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Vigafre » 19 Oct 2011, 13:53

Well, there's a thing I completely missed.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby King Kool » 19 Oct 2011, 17:32

Me, too.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Graham » 19 Oct 2011, 18:24

Also, metcarfre, SpaMEGAdon is genius.
Canon.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby chif-ii » 19 Oct 2011, 19:17

Graham wrote:Also, metcarfre, SpaMEGAdon is genius.
Canon.


That DESERVES to be a video.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Ahlir » 19 Oct 2011, 19:27

Humm could I write a script for that.... Thinking.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Evil Jim » 19 Oct 2011, 23:17

I caught the beginning of this on my phone early in the morning, but wasn't able to go online for the rest of the day due to a local fundraising project. I'm glad it was taken care of, but I really didn't see any of the original spam posts. Sounds weird. I, too am wondering who would attack LRR with a DoS bombardment like this.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby phlip » 19 Oct 2011, 23:20

I doubt it was targeted... probably just the usual pick-a-random-phpBB-forum-off-Google-and-attack routine. Except for some reason focusing a lot of attention on a single forum instead of spreading the love around like they usually do. Dunno why, seems that would be less useful for the spammer all around.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Metcarfre » 20 Oct 2011, 08:39

Graham wrote:Also, metcarfre, SpaMEGAdon is genius.
Canon.

Fine, fine.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 20 Oct 2011, 12:01

Too late *lights fuse*
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby the amativeness » 20 Oct 2011, 20:11

<facing right>FIRE IN THE HOLE!
<facing left>FIRE IN THE HOLE!

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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby EikoandMog » 21 Oct 2011, 00:49

SpaMEGAdon is coming! SpaMEGAdon is coming! *Phone rings* Hang on, I need to take this. ...Yes? Wait, when? Seriously? Okay, I'll get a new sign. *puts phone away* As it turns out hindsight is my superpower, not foresight. SpaMEGAdon has happened! SpaMEGAdon! Sir, spambots times a million! SpaMEGAdon!
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby SilPho » 21 Oct 2011, 03:58

Did anyone have the presence of mind to screen-cap SpaMEGAdon?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Ahlir » 21 Oct 2011, 03:59

Look in the general chat and SpaMEGAdon - the movie for more info
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 21 Oct 2011, 04:05

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I survived spaMEGAdon and all I got was this lousy signature joke.

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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby SilPho » 21 Oct 2011, 07:47

Good to know. Good to know.
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Geoff_B » 21 Oct 2011, 09:48

However I feel I must call upon you to answer the question. Where were you when the brown lumps hit the rotating blades?
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Re: SpaMEGAdon

Postby Vigafre » 21 Oct 2011, 11:43

I was in in my bed, like most logical CST citizens.

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