Who is Attacking My Web Server?

This week I noticed something very interesting. Whenever I get a fresh comment on the post Filing Fraud Charges Against XM Radio, it is usually followed by a barrage of SPAM comments. Of the almost 1700 posts on this blog, that is the one with the most comments. And almost three years later, the comments on that post are still coming. It seems I’m not the only one that got ripped off by Sirius XM Radio. If you are thinking about signing up for their service, browse the comments before you read your credit card number to their call center in India.

Hey!

Anyway, since the last comment on January 19th a single IP address 199.19.109.246 has been slamming me with SPAM on just that post. Now my filters are strong, so nothing got posted on the site. These requests are coming from Volume Drive out of Clarks Summit, PA. I’m not a security expert, but I was able to block their IP Address.

Maybe it a coincidence? I don’t know. What I do know is that post has been #1 on Google for “XM Fraud” for almost 3 years. I also know that bloggers will often disable comments on older posts if they start receiving too much SPAM. Well, I’m not. I’m leaving the comment section on that post open.

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  1. says

    @Joe – The message was many paragraphs of Polish with questionable links. Sort of the exact message you’d want to put a web page to make less relevant.

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