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So getting annoyed like most people, I set out this morning to figure out why this site is getting TONS of spam lately, so after I got off work I did a little digging around and believe I have found the issue.
It looks like somewhere in the Netherlands two companies are basically fighting. One of those companies is a hosting company that seems to cater to spam, malware, etc. While the other company is a one that attempts to block and shut down these types of issues, well from what I am reading the company that typically blocks out this spam, etc got hit by what is called a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS for us network nerds) basically means the attackers are overloading the either the server or the connections to the server which then bog down and typically cause it to crash from trying to keep up with some much.
Also what I am finding is they are estimating around 300 gigs a second from these attacks, and from my experience in my career I have never seen anything over a couple of gigs in a DoS attack, so this shit is HUGE, and since all these spammers seem to be coming from the Eastern side of the world it makes a lot of sense why we are seeing this much spam coming at once.
Now I am going to try and see if I can find a way to get our site out of the spammers path.
Will update if I find more.
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