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Casinomeister

Forum Cheermeister
Staff member
Joined
Jun 30, 1998
Location
Bierland
We've been experiencing some spam traffic that is clogging up some of the tubes in Casinomeisterland. Compounded with my experimenting with the .htaccess file and a pending server upgrade. :D

And of course my router is going tits up. :rolleyes:

The top 5 stats section was draining the server, so it's disabled until we finish the upgrade.

Just wanted to let you know what's up.
 

Roanan

Banned User - abusive flamming - misogynist
Joined
Oct 6, 2009
Location
Langley, BC...in Canada, eh?
There is:D and it'd prolly take a "one world government" to enforce it:)

Not necessarily.

A few years ago I was working site security for a poker forum.


The forum got a severe spam attack that went on for weeks.
I don't mean the usual crap we see here, but some of the sickest things that could be posted (child porn, bestiality, etc)

Having admin privileges I was able to get the IP addresses of the source and it turned out that it was originating from Saudi Arabia.

I proceeded to contact the Saudi embassy in Ottawa regarding this, showing them the spam as well as the IP address and trace, and was promised action.


About a month later I was sent a copy of a newspaper article, along with it's English translation showing that the spammer had been arrested, charged with many crimes (both against the state as well as Muslim law), was found guilty and then publicly beheaded.


For some strange reason, Saudi Arabia doesn't seem to be the source of much spam anymore. :rolleyes:
 

bb28

Meister Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2006
Location
US
Ahhhh now I know why the site had been so slow for several days now.

Hope you get it fixed soon. :)
 

anniemac

Ueber Meister
PABnoaccred
MM
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Location
Texas, USA
Glad to know what's going on. I'm like Nash, I looked all over to unhide what I had hidden. :D Thought I was going nuts.
 

Simmo!

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
England
About a month later I was sent a copy of a newspaper article, along with it's English translation showing that the spammer had been...publicly beheaded.

Those people who send out mass spam campaigns for stuff like porn and drugs, and gambling for that matter, are just knobheads anyway so no-one's loss. I'm with the Saudis :)
 

takethemoney

Banned User - Chargebacks at Slotastic
Joined
Apr 14, 2004
Location
Washington
Are you sure you didn't come under DOS attacks by the rogues? I know you probably aren't the most loved man in rogue land. ;)
 

est129

Full Member
Joined
Sep 5, 2009
Location
Cyprus
The Forum seems to load great today! Congratulations Meister for your work and patience!

*I really miss the latest posts section an forum index, but that's ok:thumbsup:
 
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