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Nigeria / 419 spam via geeklog.net


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Dirk

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Did anyone get any Nigeria / 419 spam via geeklog.net last night? Something like this:
WORK WITH US
FROM THE DESK OF AIH IBRAHIM D. WAZIRI .

CHAIRMAN CONTRACT AWARDING COMMITTEE

(NNPC)NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

(etc. etc.)

Looks like someone started with spamming all the user profiles linked from the frontpage until SLV kicked in. My own profile was one of the first, according to the webserver log, but my email spam filter must have caught that email.

Anyway, sorry about that. It just goes to show how desperate the spammers are getting.

Not sure if we should block anonymous users from emailing members as a result of this. This was obviously a human, so CAPTCHAs wouldn't have helped.

bye, Dirk

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Benta

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This was obviously a human, so CAPTCHAs wouldn't have helped.



It might have. Filling those captchas 30 times in takes a lot more time that just clicking, cutting and pasting for a guy sitting at an internet cafe in Nairobi.


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