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Spam account cleanup

Posted: 2019-07-28 20:26
by Merri
After updating phpBB I didn't notice that a setting was reset: there was no longer any account activation requirement. This led to some spambotter noticing this on July 25th and starting an attack on the forum.

I've now fixed this issue, removed and banned all the newly created spam accounts and all the posts they created. I keep on monitoring the situation on a daily basis now to see if they still get through.

Thanks for the few you who tried to fight against the spam horde - it was pretty insane! :)

Re: Spam account cleanup

Posted: 2019-07-28 22:40
by roxfan
Thanks for fixing this!

Re: Spam account cleanup

Posted: 2019-07-29 15:37
by Merri
No problem :) Gotta try to keep the minimum standards at least!

Noticed that a few more bots got through, but I changed the registration question now so it requires a human to get through again.