Spam trackback attack week 3 statistics


The people who run this site think they have a handle on the trackback spam attack that raged for three and a half weeks. All the bad IP addresses have been blocked, and hopefully we didn't lose any babies with the bathwater.

Here are the statistics for the final wave:

Site From To Count Rate (pings/hr)
www.englishsoftware.info 6/10/2009 02:56 AM 6/10/2009 02:56 AM 1
accounting.financenewstoday.com 6/10/2009 08:34 AM 6/10/2009 08:34 AM 1
blog.a-foton.ru 6/10/2009 09:20 AM 6/10/2009 09:20 AM 1
castironbakeware.info 6/11/2009 07:20 PM 6/11/2009 07:57 PM 27 42
backyardshed.info 6/11/2009 07:59 PM 6/11/2009 08:11 PM 3 10
weakbladder.info 6/12/2009 03:51 PM 6/12/2009 05:48 PM 38 19
greenteafatburner.info 6/12/2009 06:00 PM 6/12/2009 08:02 PM 89 43
besteyecreamsite.info 6/12/2009 08:04 PM 6/12/2009 09:02 PM 33 33
jointpainreliefs.info 6/12/2009 09:07 PM 6/12/2009 10:12 PM 28 25
insomniacuresite.info 6/12/2009 10:19 PM 6/13/2009 12:00 AM 92 54
insomniacuresite.info 6/13/2009 12:49 AM 6/13/2009 12:56 AM 5 34
menopausereliefsite.info 6/13/2009 12:58 AM 6/13/2009 01:33 AM 15 24
cellulitecreamsite.info 6/13/2009 01:43 AM 6/13/2009 03:38 AM 159 82
toenailfungusite.info 6/13/2009 03:39 AM 6/13/2009 05:09 AM 109 72
hairgrowthproducts.info 6/13/2009 05:11 AM 6/13/2009 06:00 AM 61 73
quickdietsite.info 6/13/2009 06:02 AM 6/13/2009 07:24 AM 114 83
outdoordecoration.info 6/13/2009 02:26 PM 6/13/2009 03:23 PM 41 42
onlyoutdoorrugs.info 6/13/2009 04:20 PM 6/13/2009 04:46 PM 21 46
ebeanbagchair.info 6/13/2009 05:33 PM 6/13/2009 05:48 PM 10 36
homelightingconcept.info 6/13/2009 06:42 PM 6/13/2009 07:02 PM 32 93
firepitidea.info 6/13/2009 08:08 PM 6/13/2009 08:27 PM 35 107
wheelbarrowstyle.info 6/13/2009 09:19 PM 6/13/2009 09:25 PM 13 120
barstoolsite.info 6/13/2009 10:25 PM 6/13/2009 10:48 PM 25 63
gardendecordesign.info 6/13/2009 11:46 PM 6/14/2009 12:02 AM 23 83
fancyporchswing.info 6/14/2009 01:17 AM 6/14/2009 01:27 AM 16 90
thestoragebench.info 6/14/2009 02:52 AM 6/14/2009 03:21 AM 31 62
www.baby-parenting.co.uk 6/14/2009 03:22 AM 6/14/2009 03:22 AM 1
thestoragebench.info 6/14/2009 03:23 AM 6/14/2009 03:29 AM 8 70
gardenstatuesgalore.info 6/14/2009 04:30 AM 6/14/2009 04:54 AM 21 50
adirondackchairshub.info 6/14/2009 06:06 AM 6/14/2009 06:40 AM 40 69
cutebirdbaths.info 6/14/2009 07:46 AM 6/14/2009 08:10 AM 22 53
patiocushionsource.info 6/14/2009 09:16 AM 6/14/2009 09:23 AM 15 120
patiosetsite.info 6/14/2009 10:04 AM 6/14/2009 10:04 AM 2
edebtsettlementprogram.info 6/15/2009 09:51 AM 6/15/2009 10:27 AM 27 43
mydebtconsolidator.info 6/15/2009 12:29 PM 6/15/2009 01:46 PM 81 62
debtsolutionsnow.info 6/15/2009 04:52 PM 6/15/2009 06:21 PM 69 46
einternetmarketingtools.info 6/15/2009 09:04 PM 6/15/2009 09:53 PM 33 39
www.baby-parenting.com 6/15/2009 09:53 PM 6/15/2009 09:53 PM 1
einternetmarketingtools.info 6/15/2009 10:01 PM 6/15/2009 10:43 PM 26 36
unemploymentofficeresource.info 6/16/2009 12:25 AM 6/16/2009 01:20 AM 51 55
workfromhomecareer.info 6/16/2009 04:10 AM 6/16/2009 06:26 AM 89 39
blog.a-foton.ru 6/16/2009 09:29 AM 6/16/2009 09:29 AM 1
fixmycrediteasily.info 6/16/2009 06:23 PM 6/16/2009 07:43 PM 56 41
lowcostcarinsurances.info 6/16/2009 09:15 PM 6/16/2009 10:12 PM 100 104
topalternativedating.info 6/16/2009 11:58 PM 6/17/2009 01:10 AM 115 95
buildesignwebpage.com 6/17/2009 06:07 PM 6/17/2009 06:08 PM 4 180
patiosetsite.info 6/17/2009 07:03 PM 6/17/2009 07:24 PM 10 26
patioumbrellasource.info 6/17/2009 08:31 PM 6/17/2009 09:08 PM 34 54
buildesignwebpage.com 6/17/2009 09:12 PM 6/17/2009 09:12 PM 3
thebasketballhoop.info 6/17/2009 11:30 PM 6/18/2009 12:01 AM 43 81
pooltoysite.info 6/18/2009 01:31 AM 6/18/2009 02:20 AM 111 135
imagesarchive.org 6/18/2009 04:23 AM 6/18/2009 04:23 AM 1
buildesignwebpage.com 6/18/2009 02:06 PM 6/18/2009 02:06 PM 1
outdoordecoration.info 6/18/2009 08:53 PM 6/18/2009 09:43 PM 47 55
onlyoutdoorrugs.info 6/18/2009 09:51 PM 6/18/2009 10:13 PM 18 46
ebeanbagchair.info 6/18/2009 10:13 PM 6/18/2009 10:27 PM 7 26
homelightingconcept.info 6/18/2009 10:30 PM 6/18/2009 10:55 PM 47 110
firepitidea.info 6/18/2009 10:55 PM 6/18/2009 11:17 PM 55 147
wheelbarrowstyle.info 6/18/2009 11:18 PM 6/18/2009 11:27 PM 29 187
barstoolsite.info 6/18/2009 11:28 PM 6/19/2009 12:00 AM 86 159
gardendecordesign.info 6/19/2009 12:00 AM 6/19/2009 12:26 AM 57 129
fancyporchswing.info 6/19/2009 12:27 AM 6/19/2009 12:43 AM 32 116
thestoragebench.info 6/19/2009 12:43 AM 6/19/2009 01:29 AM 84 108
gardenstatuesgalore.info 6/19/2009 01:30 AM 6/19/2009 01:56 AM 38 85
adirondackchairshub.info 6/19/2009 01:56 AM 6/19/2009 02:34 AM 69 107
cutebirdbaths.info 6/19/2009 02:36 AM 6/19/2009 03:03 AM 38 82
patiocushionsource.info 6/19/2009 03:04 AM 6/19/2009 03:12 AM 16 113
patiosetsite.info 6/19/2009 03:13 AM 6/19/2009 03:27 AM 5 17
patioumbrellasource.info 6/19/2009 03:36 AM 6/19/2009 04:08 AM 14 24
thebasketballhoop.info 6/19/2009 04:15 AM 6/19/2009 04:46 AM 43 81
edebtsettlementprogram.info 6/19/2009 06:28 AM 6/19/2009 07:10 AM 35 49
mydebtconsolidator.info 6/19/2009 07:14 AM 6/19/2009 09:10 AM 216 111
debtsolutionsnow.info 6/19/2009 09:14 AM 6/19/2009 11:24 AM 151 69
wireless-mouse.info 6/20/2009 06:14 PM 6/20/2009 06:14 PM 1
blog.a-foton.ru 6/22/2009 08:16 AM 6/22/2009 08:16 AM 1
Comments (10)
  1. Andrew says:

    I think it’s rather easy to say that the .info TLD was a mistake.

  2. John says:

    The only reason this kind of garbage goes on is because of the scumbag registrars.  They should share a shallow grave with all the spammers of the world.

  3. Messiant R says:

    The load speed of the blogs have improved noticably for me during the past week.

    I, for one, welcome our spam crackdown overlords.

  4. Koro says:

    Don’t you fear that by listing all their domains, you are making the spammers a service? (and maybe increasing their search ranks or whaterver)

    As somebody once said, speak of it in good, speak of it in bad, it does not matter as long as you speak of it.

  5. Nick says:

    From that list, it would appear that you could solve 99% of your problems by a single rule:

    BLOCK  *.info

    Anyone legitimate blocked by that would be within the experimental margin of error ;)

  6. Leo Davidson says:

    Trackbacks are such ugly-looking babies that I’d turn a blind eye to their watery defenestration. :)

  7. Lisa says:

    "Anyone legitimate blocked by that would be within the experimental margin of error ;)"

    Aargh. And if I deleted ALL my e-mail, I’d have 0 false negatives and less than 1% false positives–better than any spam filter advertised.

  8. Seriously, 67 .info domains mean all .info domains should be blocked?  Luckily the administrators and registrars are not as knee-jerk as you lot.

  9. CGomez says:

    Actually, blocking *.info isn’t a horrible idea.  Let’s be honest.  If you’re serious at all about the web you get a .com domain name.  You might settle for .net.  If you’re a non-profit you might take .org.

    Everything else is proven to be b.s.

  10. JZ says:

    The NYC transit authority disagrees with the notion that all .info sites are BS or spam.

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