Under AttackPosted: Sun 10 February, 2013
Over the last few weeks, D4D has been getting a really heavy load of spam hitting it, and I don’t really know why. Akismet is installed for antispam, and reports itself as working, but the load is getting ever higher. It’s been two to three hundred a day, and while none of them get to show on D4D itself, they’re still a pain in the tits from my side.
As it turned out, a lot of it was coming from a small collection of IP addresses, so I spent a little bit of time today blocking everything from those IPs – and lo, the spam has fallen massively.
It may be that with time they’ll change IPs again, but if I see it happening, I’ll just add those IPs to the blocked list too.