Spam, spam, spam, spam....

Sorry about some of the garbage in the comment sections lately. But it came to my attention last night that it would seem that I'm under attack.

If you hadn't noticed, someone has been posting entire articles on the website in an attempt to garbage up the comment section, and make it difficult for others to use. In effect, a kind of denial of service or "DOS" attack.

At first yesterday, it started to be random Yahoo articles posted where the contents of the page were dumped on the website. Then, these big random posts seemed to be dumped from a libertarian party related website.

Then all pretense was dropped, and the comment areas started to be hammered by Medical Marijuana garbage - of the type I'd previously been dropping because 99 times out of 100, they were utterly off topic.

Now, I don't necessarily have a name to go with the DOS attack on this website, but from checking, it would appear that they seem to coincide with heavy usage on the website with someone having the IP address of 208.53.202.24, which originates from around the Hermosa, South Dakota area. And the user is running a macintosh computer with an OSX operating system.

The thing is, the last time I was aware, denial of service attacks in order to deprive others of the use of internet resources aren't necessarily legal. At the very least, the user's Internet Service Provider might take issue with it.

So, "Anonymous" Mac user from Hermosa, just keep it up. You might find you've bitten off more than you can chew.

Comments

Anonymous said…
A pothead using a mac? Shocking...

Contact his provider and have him dropped.
Anonymous said…
Newland, put the pipe down and cut that crap out. Now.
Anonymous said…
Hermosa...maybe it is Senator Lintz??
Quinten Burg said…
Cartoon: two dogs on a sidewalk talking.

Dog says, "I had my own blog for a while, but I decided to go back to just pointless, incessant barking."
Anonymous said…
For the record (and general clarification), a DOS attack (DOS = Denial Of Service) floods a server with so many connections that legitimate connections cannot "connect" to the website in question.
What you're describing as a DOS attack is really the definition of a blog - kind of like this one...

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