It’s been a while since I posted about those smelly blog spam cock roaches… mainly because the MTBlacklist Plugin has been quietly running in the background. However, in the last two days the number and frequency of blogspam has picked up.
You can identify them quite easily when the comments are emailed to you– especially if the body of the comment is:
The tell-tale is the effort to place URLs to un-wanted sites (and DO NOT CLICK and VISIT any of those URLs)… what these cretins are trying to do is to increase their Google Ranking by spreading links on other pages.
The MTBlacklist allows one click de-spamming, removal of the bad comment, and adding the URL to the Blacklist for future protection. It had been a while since I went to the Comment Spam Clearninghouse and added the Latest Master Blacklist file to our Blacklist and Woah Neo! there was about 340 we were short.
Meanwhile, tonight’s cockroach droppings indcluded 12 URLs not on the Masterlist, and a traceroute found the offending source IP (18.104.22.168) a customer of BtNAccess– time will tell if a meesage to their abuse line will yield one squashed roach.