JohnRoberts

the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« on: February 03, 2019, 08:34:31 PM »
I haven't spiked one since the game started...

I keep looking for a pattern in their names, but nothing leaps out at me other than that I want to delete them all with extreme prejudice.   :o


JR

-recent spam accounts-

RenaBobb0
ShayneCarr
RandellPin
Emilia9993
SwenEllswo
MohamedSep
Grezgrew
culteousness1
MathewArgu
CurtisMaug
DollieBlay
TrinaAudet
LindseyBon
KingMorris
HeathSwear
TeresitaC0
IonaO83584
Feithprurf
KaseySroka
ChristianC
RamonaEsso
Jermaine57
BernardMch
Shaylapaf
LeomaPiers
CharlesTenue
Anderson77
CfaigHab
Phillipboype
ChristaRud
YongLoder7
ValorieLoi
JoeWilcox9
StephaniaT
JohnetteKa
ShaniceLoy
AlexisDohe
TIMMalinda
ZelmaPosto
Mikasano
Hamish93L9
Hassan6476
TraciThynn
AlfonsoPen
Kina84J81
DarcyHenry
GingerHefn
HattieEsso
Aja77Q306
VernC72334
TorriPorte
DarioDasil
MerryMoorm
CarrieBarn
Jaunita537
IrisFishma
StaciKinch
ScarlettHe
Jeffreyjah
IndiraMira
JustinBlac
EJXHulda03
RichieClay
Christa427
GermanDanf
MelissaRem
Broderick7
JaniePenni
GalenCiant
JNVDeloras
KarryBalde
JohnieT137
GayleGilla
TraciHentz
ShermanV87
SibylTrejo
MuhammadOb
MarcelaGib
CurtBoston
XGNJillian
NedR409217


John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
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boji

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 08:48:42 PM »
Nice work compiling the list. Looks like one or two algorithms at work for name generation with lookup tables. Has Ethan run IP traces? May be possible to block ip ranges if it's some script kiddie using a spam kit.

JohnRoberts

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 01:37:55 AM »
Nice work compiling the list. Looks like one or two algorithms at work for name generation with lookup tables. Has Ethan run IP traces? May be possible to block ip ranges if it's some script kiddie using a spam kit.
Those are just the names of accounts deleted over the last several days... I started keeping a list of the names to make sure they didn't come back to life... We've seen the same names reused.

I suspect a number of these are the same individual so an IP trace could nip that, or force them to adapt.

For now I mainly just look at new member sign-ups and check their very first posts... way too many first posts are selling female viagra or russian movies. 

I wouldn't expect there to be a big market for either here, but their elevator does not go all the way to the top floor.

JR

PS: The football game must be over...
John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
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ruffrecords

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 03:52:22 AM »
They all seem to be 9 or 10 characters long.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

JohnRoberts

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 11:58:33 AM »
They all seem to be 9 or 10 characters long.

Cheers

Ian
Many are exactly 10 char which could suggest algorithmic name generation... or not.

JR
John Roberts
http://circularscience.com
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weiss

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 12:01:05 PM »
Isn‘t there sort of a quiz or spam filter before registration where they can‘t get through without solving it first ?

ruffrecords

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 03:41:13 PM »
Isn‘t there sort of a quiz or spam filter before registration where they can‘t get through without solving it first ?

Can AI solve the traffic lights CAPTCHA?

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

JohnRoberts

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 07:41:54 PM »
They all seem to be 9 or 10 characters long.

Cheers

Ian
ZandraRodg
RosalindRi
BarrettCar
TeganMeach
 
some more spammers excised.

all with names exactly 10 characters long...    ::)

JR
John Roberts
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JohnRoberts

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 07:46:17 PM »
and another  exactly 10 letters....

LoisMcKenn

JR
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PRR

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 09:55:08 PM »
> exactly 10 letters....

Many would be more likely with more letters on the end.


JohnRoberts

Re: the spammers must be watching the super bowl
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 09:12:11 AM »
Yet another batch, all 10 letters long...  hmmmm.   ::)

JR
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