View Full Version : How is this kind of forum spamming even possible, anyway?

04-29-2017, 10:39 AM
New accounts require botchecks, and forum regulations prohibit posting too many threads in set amount of time.

Just an hour ago this forum had 5~6 pages (= something like 125 ~ 150) in under an hour from a single Chinese spammer account.

Judging by the IDs it's likely random generated each time, and the amount of posts suggest BOT...

Which means the forums are either using an ineffective BOTcheck, or the spammers are hacking through the system. Either that, or they're hacking other people's accounts and using that to bypass BOTcheck?

Whichever is the situation, the forum protection is clearly being cracked open easily and ineffective. How do you expect the customers to feel safe about their own forum account?

04-29-2017, 11:04 AM
You get auto-banned if you post 5 times in 10 minutes, it's happened to me twice, lol.

Either our friendly neighbourhood spammers are set to spam every few minutes to avoid that or they are somehow bypassing the auto-ban bot.

04-29-2017, 11:04 AM
There were 12 pages of it 3 hours ago.

Had to go to page 12 to find the last posts I made last night anyway.

04-29-2017, 11:07 AM
There are 3 or 4 different accounts spamming every 2 to 3 minutes.

All when Canada is asleep.