Well this morning Steve brought to my attention the fact that somebody was trying to spam our comments section and kill it by sending tons of random stuff to our database. He only saw the comments that appeared on the bottom post of this page (they’re removed now), but when I checked the database there were over a thousand entries made and I couldn’t tell if there were more coming in. I took some quick measures to prevent it from happening again and cleaned out the database.
The attack came from the IP Address 188.8.131.52, which is registered to RIPE on top, and then RIPE assigned it to Proxad / Free SAS. Now I’m no psychic, but that doesnt sound like a terribly friendly name for a company to me, especially when you find out it’s based in France.
Anyway, this was just a quick update about what’s going on, I’ll probably post more later!